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What are signs of gum disease?

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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gum disease

The signs of gum disease may include: gums bleed when brushed or flossed gums are puffy and swollen gums are receding- more tooth showing -getting long in the tooth teeth become loose.

In brief: Gum disease

The signs of gum disease may include: gums bleed when brushed or flossed gums are puffy and swollen gums are receding- more tooth showing -getting long in the tooth teeth become loose.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dr. Mark Birnbach
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many

Signs would be progression of bone loss over time, change in gum color and texture (red, roll or round margin, bulbous, glossy appearance), bleeding gum, loss of periodontal attachment (alveolar bone, cementum, periodontal ligament), loss of function.
Symptom would be tooth mobility, sensitivity or possible pain (late stage), bad breath (may or may not).

In brief: Many

Signs would be progression of bone loss over time, change in gum color and texture (red, roll or round margin, bulbous, glossy appearance), bleeding gum, loss of periodontal attachment (alveolar bone, cementum, periodontal ligament), loss of function.
Symptom would be tooth mobility, sensitivity or possible pain (late stage), bad breath (may or may not).
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Signs of gum disease

See: http://www.Nidcr.Nih.
Gov/oralhealth/topics/gumdiseases/periodontalgumdisease.Htm.

In brief: Signs of gum disease

See: http://www.Nidcr.Nih.
Gov/oralhealth/topics/gumdiseases/periodontalgumdisease.Htm.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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