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Can i still have periodontal disease if the gums look pink and normal?

Can i still have periodontal disease if the gums look pink and normal?

Yes: Yes...It is possible you could have bone loss and not have bleeding gums. An experienced laser trained periodontist can give you an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. The doctor will need a recent set of quality digital images to access your situation. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of inflammation of the gums and how can you address them?

What are the symptoms of inflammation of the gums and how can you address them?

Bleeding, tenderness: Signs would include bleeding when brushing, swelling, and redness. If an area bleeds or is irritated keep it clean. Most people want to not brush there until it heals, but that is not correct. Clean it out and it will heal. If you have lots of areas like this go to your dentist for a good cleaning and more instruction. ...Read more

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Symptoms of gum disease that indicate early stages of periodontal disease?

Symptoms of gum disease that indicate early stages of periodontal disease?

Dental exam: Bleeding when you floss, swelling or redness. You may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist. ...Read more

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What to do about periodontal disease if I don't have most of the signs, gums don't bleed and are pink?

See your dentist: Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums and it is the initial stage of gum disease and the easiest to treat. Gingivitis is curable 100%. See your dentist for treatment, prevention and maintenance. ...Read more

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Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Not likely: Common side effects of fish oils are gastrointestinal like nausea. They also frequently cause a fishy taste. More significantly the can lead to excessive lowering of blood sugar in diabetics and bleeding problems in patients on anticoagulants, like coumadin, (warfarin) Aspirin or plavix. No oral/dental inflammation has been reported. ...Read more

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Gum disease, inflammation of the gums and bleeding easily - what could it mean?

Periodontal disease: Periodontal disease is a common cause of tooth loss in adults. The symptoms you describe suggest periodontal disease. Consult your dentist for treatment and preventing further damage. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat inflammation of the gums?

What's the best way to treat inflammation of the gums?

Care: You need both professional care, that includes at least cleaning and you need home care daily with brushing and flossing.Start with the dentist. ...Read more

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How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

It depends: On the cause. Most of the time, this is due to plaque and calculus and is treated by a professional cleaning and good oral hygiene. However, some serious systemic diseases can cause swollen gums, so it is best to visit a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my inflammation gums?

What can I do to get rid of my inflammation gums?

Get teeth cleaning: You need to clean the gums and the surfaces of the teeth to remove the inflammatory particles that are irritating the gums. Brushing 3 times a day, flossing daily and rinsing with warm salt water or listerine will help get you back on the road to healthy gums. You should also schedule to see a dentist to get your teeth professionally cleaned. ...Read more

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What disease causes your inflammation in the gums?

What disease causes your inflammation in the gums?

Not just plaque: Periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic diseases often begins at a young age. Systemic conditions such as heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes are associated with this form of periodontitis. Necrotizing periodontal disease is an infection characterized by necrosis of gingival tissues, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. These lesions are most commonly observed in individuals w. ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Periodontal (Gum) Disease (Definition)

The word "periodontal" means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and tissues that surround and support the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more