Whoopi Goldberg shares her experience with gum disease

Local Periodontists

Sally J. Cram, D.D.S.
Sally J Cram, D.D.S.
1140 19th Street, NW Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-3021
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Dental Implants & Periodontics Alexandria VA, Waldorf MD
Karl A Smith, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A.
2500 N. Van Dorn St. Suite 128
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 894-4867
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Integrated Periodontics and Dental Implants of Pittsburgh
James A DiPerna, D.M.D.
Amber M Foronda, D.M.D.
David C Hay, D.M.D., M.P.H.

563 Epsilon Drive, Ste. 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 963-1911
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Karl A. Smith, DDS, LLC
Karl A Smith, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A.
601 Post Office Road, Suite1-B
Waldorf, MD 20602
(301) 638-4867
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Integrated Periodontics and Dental Implants
James DiPerna, D.M.D.
Amber Foronda, D.M.D.
David Hay, D.M.D., M.P.H.

200 Pinewood Ln., Suite 200
Warrendale, PA 15086
(724) 262-2333
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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.