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Can you tell me is gum recession a sign of early periodonta disease or is it advanced?

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Dr. David Mjos
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: Need to see a dentist to eval the severity of the recession and tx if necessary.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Need examination: You need examination to determine cause and severity of the damage to the supporting tissues (if gums receding, so is underlying bone). Please call your dentist for examination before problem gets out of hand.
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 30 years experience
Possible: Yes gum recession may indicate periodontal disease, but it may also indicate aggressive brushing that is wearing away your gums.!( too many of my patients have done this in their past) get evaluated by a dentist to see which it is!

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