When pain develops in the mouth, it’s easy to assume the teeth are to blame. But in some cases, oral pain can develop because the gum tissue is inflamed. When this happens, gum disease treatment may be required to keep symptoms under control. Here are four clues you may need periodontal treatment right away.  1.    Bleeding Gums You shouldn’t panic if your gums bleed slightly every once in a while, but if bleeding becomes a frequent occurrence (especially when you brush your teeth or eat certain foods), you should see your general dentist right away. Bleeding gums generally indicate gum disease (also known as periodontal disease).  2.    Chronic Halitosis Chronic halitosis (bad breath) is one of the most unpleasant symptoms of periodontal disease. It happens when bacteria in the gums emit a foul odor as they destroy the gum tissue. Drs. Jeffrey Alvarado and Gregorio Salinas offer comprehensive periodontal services to restore gum tissue health and ...