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What are warning signs of having sensitive gums?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
A few things: Bleeding when you brush your gums, periodic gum pain and redness of the gums. See your dentist for regular cleanings. Brush and floss to maintain healthy gums.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
Bleeding: Gum bleeding is on of the most important signs of gum infections and resessions. If the gume bleeds when touched or when you eat or brush , that is a sign that you oral health need to be checked.

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What are bleeding or sensitive gums a sign of?

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Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 26 years experience
Gingivitis : Gingivitis is an infection of your gums. Sometimes it does not hurt. Usually the gums will be red and swollen - sometimes they will bleed when you brush. If not treated, it could lead to periodontitis - infection of the bone surrounding the roots. This can lead to tooth loss. Please see your dentist.

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