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What are the tests for gingivitis?

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: See a periodontist

You are best seeing a dentist who can examine you and evaluate your gum condition.
Signs of gingivitis are sometimes swollen gums and/or bleeding gums also possible bad breath from food particles, plaque or acid products it is easy to treat in its early stage.

In brief: See a periodontist

You are best seeing a dentist who can examine you and evaluate your gum condition.
Signs of gingivitis are sometimes swollen gums and/or bleeding gums also possible bad breath from food particles, plaque or acid products it is easy to treat in its early stage.
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Bleeding

If your gums bleed when brushing or flossing, that is the distinguishing factor for gingivitis.
It may also be a sign that you have a more serious problem, that of periodontal or gum disease; and only your dentist can test for that by taking simple measurements around each tooth and appropriate x-rays.

In brief: Bleeding

If your gums bleed when brushing or flossing, that is the distinguishing factor for gingivitis.
It may also be a sign that you have a more serious problem, that of periodontal or gum disease; and only your dentist can test for that by taking simple measurements around each tooth and appropriate x-rays.
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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