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Health Tip: Signs That You May Have Periodontal Disease

Health Tip: Signs That You May Have Periodontal Disease

05/20/11

(HealthDay News) -- Periodontal disease refers to a group of problems that affect the spaces between the gums and teeth. Proper and consistent oral hygiene can help prevent the disease.

The ADAM Encyclopedia says symptoms of periodontal disease may include:

  • Gums that are red and swollen.
  • Gums that bleed, even from just brushing your teeth.
  • Chronic bad breath.
  • Teeth that loosen.
  • As the disease progresses, the gums recede, which could affect the way the upper and lower teeth meet when you bite down.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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