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Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body?

Q: Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body? A: Numerous diseases can affect the gums, and vice versa. I would suggest a consultation with a Periodontist to see if you have gum disease and whether a consult

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Need regular cleanings because of excessive tarter

Q: I got gum disease from smoking. Pockets are 5mm. I was warned it would happen. I need to get my teeth cleaned three times a year because of excessive tarter. I received one scaling and deep cleaning, but that

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How can I improve my gums and stop or reverse the effects of gingivitis?

Q: I am 24 years old and until recently had not been to a dentist since my pre-kindergarten screening. I am thankful to report, despite 5 years of chewing tobacco (I did quit for good 2 1/2 years ago), that

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Is kissing someone with gum disease dangerous?

Q: What is the treatment for gum disease?  I recently found out that my friend has gum disease. Is kissing her open mouth dangerous as far as the gum disease?  What is the eventual outcome? A: Dental studies prove that

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Effect of periodontitis on the lungs

Q: What is the effect of periodontitis on the lungs? A: Recent studies have indicated that there might be some connection between lung disease and periodontitis, because both involve some of the same bacteria. Laser treatment can eliminate these potential

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