Gum Disease

If you have gum disease, you're not alone. Many U.S. adults currently have some form of the disease. It ranges from simple gum inflammation, called gingivitis, to serious damage to the tissue and bone supporting the teeth. In the worst cases, you can lose teeth.

In gingivitis, the gums become red and swollen. They can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. You can usually reverse it with daily brushing and flossing and regular cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis. If you have periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. If not treated, the bones, gums and connective tissue that support the teeth are destroyed.

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  1. Gum Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    If you have gum disease, you're not alone. Many U.S. adults currently have some form of the disease. It ranges from simple gum ... bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. You can usually reverse it with daily brushing ...
  2. Gum Disease (Nemours Foundation)  
    Gum disease doesn't just happen to people your grandparents' age - it can happen to teens too. Get ...
  3. Gum Disease Symptoms (American Academy of Periodontology)  
    gum disease symptoms; periodontitis; gingivitis; receding gums; mouth sores; dentures; ... Gum disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease.
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