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Signs of gum disease?

Signs of gum disease?

Swollen bleeding gum: There are several signs. The two most obvious are swollen, bleeding gums. Other signs are bad breath and loose teeth. Any adult with these problems should see a dentist right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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What are signs of gum disease?

What are signs of gum disease?

Many: Most common is bleeding either spontaneously or when brushing. Another is foul odor. Discoloration of tissues which can range from fiery red to bluish purple. Swelling around the tooth or further down. Crusty buildup around the base of the tooth (tartar / calculus) . Loose teeth which show more of the root. Sometimes even pain. Bone loss on x-ray images. Abscess formation.See Dentist - Good Luck. ...Read more

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I am 25 years young and my mouth is showing signs of gum disease. Aren't I too young?

See your dentist: Periodontal diseases can occur at any age, but most cases are in adults over age 30. See your dentist, early diagnosis is critical for successful treatment. ...Read more

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If someone who is HIV positive performs oral sex on you (rimming) and has no clear signs of gum disease or bleeding, can you catch HIV?

If someone who is HIV positive performs oral sex on you (rimming) and has no clear signs of gum disease or bleeding, can you catch HIV?

Condoms help: Oral-anal sex (rimming) has not been proven to transmit HIV, although large trial data is not available, so certainty is not assured. The practice does transmit hepatitis and parasites. Here is a site that gives advice on how to reduce risk for this practice. http://www.poz.com/articles/348_2128.shtml ...Read more

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Question about gum disease and seeeimg expert/ who first?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the gum disease. See your dentist first for a full evaluation. Sometimes your dentist may refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) for more severe cases. Furthermore, your medical doctor may also be involved as diseases like diabetes can affect the gums. ...Read more

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What are signs of early-stage gum disease?

GINGIVITIS/PERIODONT: Inflamed gingiva, bleeding, or suppuration around teeth.Periodontal, or gum disease is a common condition affecting the tissues that comprise the dental supporting structure: gingiva, cementum, periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone . Periodontal disease may be a risk factor for a number of conditions including cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, and pregnancies. ...Read more

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Gums are still light pink and not swollen, is this still a sign of gum disease or could it just be a cut?

Must be diagnosed: Clinical examination can only tell you about gingivitis (gum inflammation) but not periodontitis (loss of periodontal attachment apparatus, i.e. The bone, the cementum, and the periodontal ligament). You must have radiographs, periodontal probing and follow up or previous exam data to confirm periodonttis. Schedule a check up with your dentist. Light pink gum and not swolle is normal. ...Read more

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I have dental gum disease, what's my first step to get rid of it?

I have dental gum disease, what's my first step to get rid of it?

Good oral hygeine.: Probably the best treatment for most gum disease is regular trips to the dentist for check-up, and good oral hygeine at home, like brushing regularly, and flossing. Poor oral health can lead to infections that can travel within the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Is waking up with really black teeth a sign of gum disease?Think its been going on for over a year (not me) I've only just found out now.Thankyou.

Is waking up with really black teeth a sign of gum disease?Think its been going on for over a year (not me) I've only just found out now.Thankyou.

Possibly: But you may have other issues such as gerd and black teeth can be caused by many other factors such as tobacco usage, medications, vitamins, mouth-rinses, etc. See a dentist or oral surgeon to evalulte clinically. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can trust my new dentist who says i need gum treat due to signs of pre-gingivitis or pre-periodontal disease?

Pre Perio disease: If your gums bleed during brushing, or during professional cleaning, that hurst, bad breath, have perio pockets like 3mm or more all over your mouth or you do not have your teeth clean on a regular bases you probably need deep perio cleaning. ...Read more

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What are chances of getting hiv from giving oral with no ejaculation in mouth. Has herpes, but no signs at time, and minor gum disease. ?

What are chances of getting hiv from giving oral with no ejaculation in mouth. Has herpes, but no signs at time, and minor gum disease. ?

Low, but not zero: therefore, you should protect yourself using condoms or dental dams to minimise this small risk. If concerned, see your PCP for test. ...Read more

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What causes gum disease?

Plaque buildup: Bacteria in plaque make toxins that irritate your gums causing them to bleed-gingivitis. If that continues, some folks get bone loss-periodontitis, . ...Read more

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How to reverse gum disease?

How to reverse gum disease?

Sometimes: It depends upon how advanced it is, and how committed you are to better oral hygiene and seeing a periodontist for proper definitive periodontal treatment. As it progress it becomes more and more difficult and in the latest stages impossible. That's why it's so important to see your dentist for routine checkups in order to detect and treat things early. ...Read more

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How can I treat gum disease?

See your dentist: You need to be seen by a dentist or a dental hygienist to have the build-up removed. The build-up that causes gum disease is full of toxin producing bacteria. No amount of rinses, brushing or flossing will help until the build up is removed. ...Read more

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Is gum disease ever painless?

Generally it is: Periodontal disease is generally painless, yet it is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. ...Read more

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How can you fight gum disease?

How can you fight gum disease?

Good OH, follow up.: Gum disease causes by bacterial, occlusion, and host reaction. Good oral hygiene, proper occlusion, and healthy body will definitely helps in preventing gum disease. Treatment of gum disease included cleaning, occlusal adjustment, follow up. ...Read more

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How can you treat gum disease ?

How can you treat gum disease ?

Dentist/home care: Dental supervision and proper home care instruction are imperative to treating gum disease. The severity of the gum disease may dictate how much dental intervention is required. ...Read more

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Does gum disease heal by itself?

No: See your general dentist, or periodontist, to examine what type of gum disease you may have. Tradionally, gum disease (periodontitis) is a painless infection that can go on for years, and will lead to tooth loss if it isnt treated. ...Read more

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What does gum disease look like?

Mild to Advanced: Mild form of gum disease, the gums become red, swollen and bleed easily on brushing. Advanced gum disease, this is final stage of gum disease, the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed and surgical procedures are often required. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gum disease?

Silent: Gum disease is one of those silent diseases that don't manifest symptoms until disease is somewhat advanced. Puffy, bleeding, swollen, sore to the touch gums are often early indicators. One of the many reasons you should see a dentist 2x/year is to help prevent gum disease. Please call your dentist now for an appointment to see if your gums are healthy or not, and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can any foods reverse gum disease?

Unfortunately, no: The good news is you can reverse or even prevent it by simply brushing, flossing your teeth and see a dentist on a regular basis. Good luck. ...Read more

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How quickly does gum disease spread?

How quickly does gum disease spread?

Multi factorial: Gum disease is multi factorial. What that means is that there are many reasons you may have gum disease. Consider aggressive periodontal disease spreads very quickly where as traditional chronic periodontitis may take longer to manifest bone loss. My advice is visit your dentist and have x-rays and full periodontal charting taken to evaluate your situation. ...Read more

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I have a gum disease how do I cure it?

Unfortunately ...: Unfortunately there is nearly nothing you can do at home to eliminate gum disease. Your goal is to have it treated by a dentist and then follow meticulous home care to keep it maintained. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can kumazasa extract cure gum disease?

Suggestion: If you have periodontal disease, it would be wise to seek the advice of a periodontist. S/he will use therapy and medicaments that have a proven track record of managing the disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more