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)  
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  3. Gum Disease (Nemours Foundation)  
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  4. Diabetes, Gum Disease, and Other Dental Problems Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
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  6. Gum Disease (American Academy of Periodontology)  
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  7. Periodontal (Gum) Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)  
    Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues that hold teeth in place. Learn more about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, ...
  8. Gum Disease and Other Diseases (American Academy of Periodontology)  
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  10. Gum Disease and Men (American Academy of Periodontology)  
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