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Does periodontitis hurt in the gums?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
It can: Periodontal disease may affect any of the structures supporting the teeth, including the gums (gingiva) and bone. The severity of the periodontal disease, as well as the individual pain tolerance may influence whether or not there is pain or not.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Also know that infected gums have been associated with heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, low birth weight babies, etc. please see a Periodontist.
Jan 3, 2017

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