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What color gums should I be concerned about and go see a dentist?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Red/Bleeding
Bleeding gums are your first sign of inflammation.
Brush and floss better and see your dentist. Waterpik is a nice adjunctive device.

In brief: Red/Bleeding
Bleeding gums are your first sign of inflammation.
Brush and floss better and see your dentist. Waterpik is a nice adjunctive device.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Red/purple/white
Color is only one consideration - the correct color of healthy gums is "coral pink.
" anything other than this could be an issue. Some people, depending on race, may also have dark melanin pigmentation which is normal. If the gums are red or purple, bleed easily when flossing or brushing you should see a periodontist. Also - if your gums are white, you may have gum disease as well.

In brief: Red/purple/white
Color is only one consideration - the correct color of healthy gums is "coral pink.
" anything other than this could be an issue. Some people, depending on race, may also have dark melanin pigmentation which is normal. If the gums are red or purple, bleed easily when flossing or brushing you should see a periodontist. Also - if your gums are white, you may have gum disease as well.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Red
Healthy gums in general should be pink, accounting for racial differences.
Red, puffy, or "angry" looking gums are signs of gum disease and should be treated by a dentist. If your gums bleed when you floss or brush, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.

In brief: Red
Healthy gums in general should be pink, accounting for racial differences.
Red, puffy, or "angry" looking gums are signs of gum disease and should be treated by a dentist. If your gums bleed when you floss or brush, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.
Dr. Ronald L. Klein
Dr. Ronald L. Klein
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Gums
Are you talking about the gum you chew (should always be sugarless regardless of color) or your own dental gums (gingiva)?

In brief: Gums
Are you talking about the gum you chew (should always be sugarless regardless of color) or your own dental gums (gingiva)?
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Pain, bleed, swellin
Color less important that symptoms.
Pain? Bleeding? Swelling? Drainage. If you feel you have problems with your gums, see dentist.

In brief: Pain, bleed, swellin
Color less important that symptoms.
Pain? Bleeding? Swelling? Drainage. If you feel you have problems with your gums, see dentist.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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