Symptoms of gum disease are bleeding gums, red, puffy, swollen gums, bad breath, tooth mobility, painful gums, looseness of the teeth, etc. Gum disease is treatable and, more importantly, preventable. Scheduling regular visits with your gum specialist is key to this. The frequency of professional teeth cleaning and polishing depends on your general oral health and home care. However, oral prophylaxis treatment is generally recommended once in 6 months.