Whoopi Goldberg shares her experience with gum disease

Local Periodontists

Periodontal Associates
Cary Feuerman, D.M.D.
Giovanni Castellucci, D.M.D.

661 Franklin St
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 875-6185
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Stephen F. Gianino, DMD, CAGS
Stephen F Gianino, DMD, CAGS
4 Robinson Road
Littleton, MA 01460
(978) 486-3417
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Merrimack Valley Periodontics
Howard Zolot, D.M.D.
1538 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 687-7788
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Barry S. Kayne, DDS, Periodontal & Implant Specialist
Barry S Kayne, D.D.S.
58 Omega Drive, Suite F58
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 456-0400
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Periodontal Associates
Cary Feuerman, DMD
Giovanni Castellucci, DMD

1400 Centre Street, Ste. 102
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 964-6185
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Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum Disease is Often Painless

Periodontal infection is usually painless until it reaches an advanced stage. However, there are some symptoms which can indicate the presence of periodontal infection.

These include:

  1. Red or swollen gums
  2. Bleeding when brushing (pink toothbrush), or at other times
  3. Aching, itchy, sore or tender gums
  4. Receding gums (teeth beginning to look longer)
  5. Pus between your teeth and gums when you press down on the gums
  6. Bad breath
  7. Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  8. Any change in the fit of partial dentures
  9. Loose, separating or protruding teeth
  10. Spaces between teeth

If you notice any of the above warning signs of periodontal infection, please contact your dentist and ask for a periodontal evaluation.

Important Note: Your gums can look and feel quite normal and yet deep pockets of periodontal infection can still be present. To be certain about any periodontal disease, ask your dentist or periodontist to examine your gums for signs of infection.