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January 19, 2012 By: Dr. Andrea Abelman The symptoms of gum disease can be tough to detect without the help of an experienced periodontist. Also referred to as periodontal (gum) disease, gum disease destroys gums, bone, and related structures that support the teeth. If you suspect that you are affected by gum disease, you may
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January 10, 2012 By: Dr. Colin Richman It would appear that tooth loss is becoming less frequent as dental technology and access to healthcare continue to improve. Unfortunately, the fact remains that complete tooth loss still affects a high percentage of adults, and the risk for tooth loss increases with age. The encouraging news is
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Signs and Symptoms of Advanced Dental Disease Including Periodontal (Gum) Disease


Chronic disease anywhere in the body is insidious, thus advanced symptoms may only appear late after significant damage has occurred.

Warning signs of periodontal (gum) disease include:

- Redness, tenderness, pain, swollen gums
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing or biting into an apple
- Insufficient long term flossing over a lifetime
- Receding gums, frequently described ‘getting long in the tooth’
- Teeth moving or shifting
- Loose teeth
- Appliances no longer fit comfortably
- Previous history of tooth loss including parents
- History of smoking, diabetes or other metabolic diseases