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Brian Kinsey DMD, Dentistry at Hamilton Mill

How do I know if I have Periodontal Disease?

some signs of Periodontal (Gum) Disease may include any or all of the following:

  • swollen or puffy gums
  • gums that appear to be receding or pulling away from the teeth
  • gums that appear bright red - especially around the edges and between teeth
  • gums that feel tender to the touch or sensitive to brushing and/or flossing
  • gums that bleed easily with brushing or flossing
  • persistent bad breath
  • loose teeth or teeth that feel mobile
  • new spaces developing between teeth

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms its important to have your condition evaluated as soon as possible.  With a thorough evaluation Dr. Kinsey will be able to diagnose the presence or absence of gum disease and make recommendations accordingly. If caught early enough gum disease may be 100% reversible, and as with most things, the earlier you diagnose and treat the better and more predictable the outcome. 

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