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What will a dentist do if you have sore reddened gums?

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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: The basics

Go over the boring stuff like your brushing and flossing, then a proper exam will determine if you need a deep cleaning, or gum surgery or what not.

In brief: The basics

Go over the boring stuff like your brushing and flossing, then a proper exam will determine if you need a deep cleaning, or gum surgery or what not.
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry

In brief: Gum disease?

Red gums are not normal and can be a sign of gum disease.
Your dentist will do an examination, x -rays will be taken, and a diagnosis will be made. Several options exist, from as simple as improved oral hygiene, to deep cleanings, all the way to gum surgery. Sometimes antibiotics can help too. Red gums can lead to tooth loss, so call your dentist today.

In brief: Gum disease?

Red gums are not normal and can be a sign of gum disease.
Your dentist will do an examination, x -rays will be taken, and a diagnosis will be made. Several options exist, from as simple as improved oral hygiene, to deep cleanings, all the way to gum surgery. Sometimes antibiotics can help too. Red gums can lead to tooth loss, so call your dentist today.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Gum disease

There are various types of gum disease.
Dentists describe these stages as gingivitis, mild gum disease, moderate gum disease, and severe gum disease. On average, gum disease affects more than 80% of americans, especially when they are over 35 years of age. The first sign of gum disease is bleeding gums. At this time it is vital that you see a dentist for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Gum disease

There are various types of gum disease.
Dentists describe these stages as gingivitis, mild gum disease, moderate gum disease, and severe gum disease. On average, gum disease affects more than 80% of americans, especially when they are over 35 years of age. The first sign of gum disease is bleeding gums. At this time it is vital that you see a dentist for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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