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What disease causes the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth and swollen joints?

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Dr. Eric Linden
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Complex answer

Bleeding gums, loose teeth are signs of gum disease.
Swollen joints can be something systemic which might have nothing to do with the gums disease symptoms. I would suggest a consultation with your medical doctor and a periodontist.

In brief: Complex answer

Bleeding gums, loose teeth are signs of gum disease.
Swollen joints can be something systemic which might have nothing to do with the gums disease symptoms. I would suggest a consultation with your medical doctor and a periodontist.
Dr. Eric Linden
Dr. Eric Linden
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Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dentistry
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In brief: Vitamin C deficiency

Vitamin c deficiency (also known as scurvy) over a long period of time causes a breakdown in the body's connective tissue (collagen).
Advanced symptoms include bleeding gums, loose teeth, muscle pain, weakness, and swollen joints.

In brief: Vitamin C deficiency

Vitamin c deficiency (also known as scurvy) over a long period of time causes a breakdown in the body's connective tissue (collagen).
Advanced symptoms include bleeding gums, loose teeth, muscle pain, weakness, and swollen joints.
Dr. Kenneth Rundle
Dr. Kenneth Rundle
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not the same disease

It could be more then one issue that you are having, gum disease is a bacterial infection, it is the leading cause for gum infection cuasing bone loss and thus tooth mobility, on the other hand swollen joints is an inflammation of the joints, it can happen in the same time but could be related to a different issue such as arthritis or gouts.
You should see a periodontist and a rheumatologist.

In brief: Not the same disease

It could be more then one issue that you are having, gum disease is a bacterial infection, it is the leading cause for gum infection cuasing bone loss and thus tooth mobility, on the other hand swollen joints is an inflammation of the joints, it can happen in the same time but could be related to a different issue such as arthritis or gouts.
You should see a periodontist and a rheumatologist.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dr. Robert Mokbel
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Dr. Kenneth Gerber
Dentistry
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In brief: Diabetes

Diabetes and/or arthritis can cause those problems.

In brief: Diabetes

Diabetes and/or arthritis can cause those problems.
Dr. Kenneth Gerber
Dr. Kenneth Gerber
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