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Redness, swelling, bleeding of gums suggest periodontal disease or abscess?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Gum disease

More likely gum disease rather than an abscess.

In brief: Gum disease

More likely gum disease rather than an abscess.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

These are all symptoms of periodontal disease or a periodontal abcess.
A tooth abcess has different symptoms.

In brief: Yes

These are all symptoms of periodontal disease or a periodontal abcess.
A tooth abcess has different symptoms.
Dr. Michael Montgomery
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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Francis
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