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How do you tell the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis?

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Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dentistry
8 doctors agree

In brief: See a dentist

The difference is bone loss.
Gingivitis is with out bone loss while periodontitis is with bone loss. You should see a dentist to see which you have because it is very important to stop both.

In brief: See a dentist

The difference is bone loss.
Gingivitis is with out bone loss while periodontitis is with bone loss. You should see a dentist to see which you have because it is very important to stop both.
Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dr. Mazin Kizy
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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dental exam

Gingivitis means your gums are inflammed but if it progresses deeper and the bacteria gets into the jawbone, you have periodontitis, you may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist.

In brief: Dental exam

Gingivitis means your gums are inflammed but if it progresses deeper and the bacteria gets into the jawbone, you have periodontitis, you may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist.
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Vikram Likhari
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: -

It is periodontitis when the inflammation of your gums has moved on the the bone and the supporting ligaments of the teeth.

In brief: -

It is periodontitis when the inflammation of your gums has moved on the the bone and the supporting ligaments of the teeth.
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Dr. Vikram Likhari
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