Gum Disease is sometimes misdiagnosed as Gingivitis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Gingivitis , when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Gum Disease.

Gum disease is usually treated by performing dental cleaning as well as scaling. Other treatments are surgical. The dentist can diagnose gum disease by performing a routine dental check-up. The dentist will look for signs of gum swelling or bleeding. The firmness of the gums as well as the space between gum and tooth will be checked as well.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Receding gums, bleeding gums when brushing teeth, bad taste in mouth, persistent bad breath, deep pockets between teeth and gums, red swollen gums, loose or shifting teeth, changes in the way teeth fit together

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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