Dr. Eric Linden, DMD, MSD

595 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 7 Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677

(201) 307-0339

Monday 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday 9:30AM–6PM
Wednesday Closed

Thursday 8:30AM–5PM
Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

I have a sore on my gum and it bleeds when I press. What is it?

Category: Gum Disease

What causes gum tissue to peel?

Depending on the clinical picture, gums can “peel” or slough off due to gum disease, trauma, viral, bacteria or other miscellaneous causes. You would need to see a Laser Periodontist for a complete evaluation. The ND/YAG laser can sometimes help in a big way in these situations.

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What are the symptoms of gum disease in otherwise healthy nonsmokers?

Q: What are the symptoms of gum disease in otherwise healthy nonsmokers? A: The symptoms can include bleeding, recession, sensitivity, loose teeth, drifting of teeth, bite changes, grinding habits, bad taste, and bad breathe. It is also possible to be asymptomatic, that is no symptoms at all. Gum disease can be silent like blood pressure.

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Which expert to see for gum disease

Q: How should I decide which expert to see for gum disease? A: Go right to the expert in treating gum disease – a Periodontist (preferably a periodontist trained in LANAP – an innovative and less invasive treatment utilizing the laser). You will then be referred to a restorative dentist as needed.

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