Is periodontal/gum disease contagious?

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Research has shown that periodontal/gum disease is caused by the inflammatory reaction to bacteria under the gums, so periodontal disease technically may not be contagious. However, the bacteria that cause the inflammatory reaction can be spread through saliva. This means that if one of your family members has periodontal disease, it’s a good idea to avoid contact with their saliva by not sharing eating utensils or oral health equipment. If you notice that your spouse or a family member has the warning signs of a possible periodontal problem (bleeding, red and swollen gums, or bad breath) you may want to suggest that they see a dentist or periodontist for an exam. It may help to protect the oral health of everyone in the family. (APP)
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Periodontal/Gum Disease Progression Brampton Periodontist

1. Plaque full of bacteria, that turns to calculus, builds up between the teeth and gums.

2. The gums become red and inflamed caused by the body’s reaction to the bacteria.

3. The bone recedes due to the inflammatory response to bacteria.

4. Pockets are formed (space between the tooth and gum) due to decreased bone tissue.

5.  If the gum disease is left untreated, over time the teeth become loose and may be lost.

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Periodontal/Gum Disease Progression

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG TALKS ABOUT GUM DISEASE – IT CAN KILL YOU!

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INFORMATION ON GUM DISEASE

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Gum disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the soft tissue and bone around the teeth. Although it might have minimal or no symptoms, this disease is considered a serious health condition that may lead to tooth loss.
The best way to reduce your chances of having gum disease is to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.
Some common warning signals of gum disease include:
Bleeding gums when brushing
Redness and swollen gums
Loose and/or separating teeth
Bad breath
Receding gums that make the teeth look longer
Change in your bite
Dentures that do not fit anymore
For more information or if you think you might be at risk of gum disease contact our office or be sure to ask one of our dental professionals at your next dental visit.
Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski and Associates – We Protect Your Smile!
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