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What are the symptoms of rotting gum disease

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 23 years experience
Yes: Nicotine in tobacco chewing causes localized ischemic area due to constriction of blood vessel. Precancerous soft tissue changes include leukoplakia,... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Montgomery
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: Periodontal disease is most commonly seen after the age of 30. However, poor oral hygiene can precipitate an outbreak at any age. The disease has be... Read More
Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 30 years experience
Yes, can happen: There are some that get an aggressive form of the disease when they are teens. No one is immune.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Yes: Gingivitis is most common, but they can get some forms of periodontitis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 17 years experience
Bleeding gums: Bleeding gums with brushing or flossing, pain or tenderness in the gums, inflamed (puffy) gums, gum recession, gums that are not firmly attached to th... Read More
Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 30 years experience
Bleeding: Bleeding when you floss or brush is the biggest symptom. Gums could be red, swollen, there may be an odor...
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Redness: Look at your gums.Are they red?Do you see pus?These are signs you have periodontal disease.If so please see a dentist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Redness,pus,pain: If you are not seeing a dentist at least once a year you are neglecting your health.Oral health is linked to many other major problems and most be att... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Variety of things: In the mouth, you may have swelling of the gums, bleeding and pain. Periodontal disease has been associated with heart disease, high blood pressure, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
Periodontics 42 years experience
Complicates diabetes: There has been strong research connecting gum disease with diabetic control and complications. A recent study just reported over all medical costs ar... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 23 years experience
YES: Bleeding is the first easily identifiable and beginning symptom gum disease. Bleeding gum is caused by neovascular genesis in the gum tissue and vaso... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
No: Often improper brushing can cause bleeding.Brush downward on upper teeth and upward on lower teeth.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Bleeding: Bleeding, swelling , pain and sensitivity.

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