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How to tell if I have gum disease?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

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

In brief: Gum disease

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, that is an indication of gum disease.
Other signs are if they are red, swollen, puffy. And receding. Bad breath is another indication. Gum disease increases your risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes. See your dentist to have an evaluation and necessary treatment.

In brief: Gum disease

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, that is an indication of gum disease.
Other signs are if they are red, swollen, puffy. And receding. Bad breath is another indication. Gum disease increases your risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes. See your dentist to have an evaluation and necessary treatment.
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Bleeding sore gums.

If your gums are swollen and bleed when you brush, you probably have infected gums.
Please call your dentist.

In brief: Bleeding sore gums.

If your gums are swollen and bleed when you brush, you probably have infected gums.
Please call your dentist.
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