A 49-year-old member asked:
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please tell me if i should see the dentist about my gum infection?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely...: That woul.D be the best place to start for your infection.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Absolutely!: If you had an infection anywhere else in your body wouldn't you seek immediate treatment? Gum disease has been implicated in low birth weight babies, pre-term deliveries, heart disease, diabetes, and oral cancer, among other problems. Don't wait, call your dentist now. If necessary your dentist will also get a periodontist involved in your care.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
You should, ASAP: The recent studies find that bacteria and inflammation (gum disease) in your mouth are also linked to other problems like heart attack, dementia and jeopardize your overall health. See your dentist for consultation and treatment ASAP.
Answered on May 27, 2015

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