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My gums are killing me, help!? I am scared that I have early stage gingivitis.

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Dr. William Jakavick
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Killing gums

Generally periodontal disease progresses in patients that do not seek regular dental care for whatever reason and their homecare is inadequate, but it is insidious in that, like heart disease many times you do not know it is there until it is serious.
"killing you" is not a consistent symptom of early gingivitis so i suggest you see your dentist asap to determine why your gums are "killing you".

In brief: Killing gums

Generally periodontal disease progresses in patients that do not seek regular dental care for whatever reason and their homecare is inadequate, but it is insidious in that, like heart disease many times you do not know it is there until it is serious.
"killing you" is not a consistent symptom of early gingivitis so i suggest you see your dentist asap to determine why your gums are "killing you".
Dr. William Jakavick
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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

If they bleed then that is definitive of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease.
Only your dentist, doing a proper exam, will be able to tell if it has progressed into periodontitis, or full-blown gum disease. Please see your dentist.

In brief: Possibly

If they bleed then that is definitive of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease.
Only your dentist, doing a proper exam, will be able to tell if it has progressed into periodontitis, or full-blown gum disease. Please see your dentist.
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dentistry - Periodontics
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In brief: See a periodontist

There is a good reason you are having a problem so see a periodontist who will turn this problem around gingivitis in the early stage is easily treatable the problem will no go away by itself.
Get help.

In brief: See a periodontist

There is a good reason you are having a problem so see a periodontist who will turn this problem around gingivitis in the early stage is easily treatable the problem will no go away by itself.
Get help.
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Call today

Pain is unusual with gingivitis unless it is necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.
Nug needs antibitics, see if you can see a periodontist asap to help get you comfortable.

In brief: Call today

Pain is unusual with gingivitis unless it is necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.
Nug needs antibitics, see if you can see a periodontist asap to help get you comfortable.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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