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Can I have gum disease and never know it?

10 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Gum disease is assymptomatic until the very late stages.
The pain only begins when there are major problems. Better to get it taken care of in the early stages.

In brief: Yes

Gum disease is assymptomatic until the very late stages.
The pain only begins when there are major problems. Better to get it taken care of in the early stages.
Dr. William Ledford
Dr. William Ledford
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
I couldn't have said it better!
1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES!

Chronic gum disease is silent and painless until it is in it's final stages.
While you might have bleeding gums (unless you smoke), your first symptom might be that your teeth are loose and by than it is to late- tooth lose is unavoidable! Your best defense is to have amazing home oral hygiene and visit your dentist at least twice a year !

In brief: YES!

Chronic gum disease is silent and painless until it is in it's final stages.
While you might have bleeding gums (unless you smoke), your first symptom might be that your teeth are loose and by than it is to late- tooth lose is unavoidable! Your best defense is to have amazing home oral hygiene and visit your dentist at least twice a year !
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Dr. Randy Nolf
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Self assessment

Take a self assessment at www.
Thedentaltest.Com. It will help you understand your personal risk for gum disease, dental decay and oral cancer. Soon to be adopted by major insurance carrier as standard.

In brief: Self assessment

Take a self assessment at www.
Thedentaltest.Com. It will help you understand your personal risk for gum disease, dental decay and oral cancer. Soon to be adopted by major insurance carrier as standard.
Dr. Randy Nolf
Dr. Randy Nolf
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Usually early stages of gum disease have no symptoms.
Often patients are unaware that they even have gum disease. Have your gums and cheek checked by your dentist.

In brief: Yes

Usually early stages of gum disease have no symptoms.
Often patients are unaware that they even have gum disease. Have your gums and cheek checked by your dentist.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Most people are unaware that they have gingivitis .
Especially if its in the early stages.

In brief: Yes

Most people are unaware that they have gingivitis .
Especially if its in the early stages.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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