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Signs of Gum disease

Symptoms of Gum disease

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Gum disease may include:

Note that Gum disease symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Gum disease signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Gum disease:

Keep your teeth and gums healthy: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Red, sore, and bleeding gums are the first sign of gum disease. This can lead to periodontitis (PER-ee-oh-don-TY-tis). Periodontitis is an infection in the gums and the bone that holds the teeth in place. If the infection gets worse, your gums may pull away from your teeth, making your teeth look long. (Source: excerpt from Keep your teeth and gums healthy: NIDDK)

Keep your teeth and gums healthy: NIDDK (Excerpt)

If you have one or more of these problems, you may have tooth and gum damage from diabetes:

  • Red, sore, swollen gums. 
  • Bleeding gums. 
  • Gums pulling away from your teeth so your teeth look long. 
  • Loose or sensitive teeth. 
  • Bad breath. 
  • A bite that feels different. 
  • Dentures (false teeth) that do not fit well.
(Source: excerpt from Keep your teeth and gums healthy: NIDDK)

More Symptoms of Gum disease:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Gum disease article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Gum disease?

The phrase "signs of Gum disease" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Gum disease that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Gum disease" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Gum disease.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Gum disease. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Gum disease has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Gum disease signs or Gum disease symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Gum disease may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Gum disease symptoms.


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