Dr. Eric Linden, DMD, MSD

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

(201) 307-0339

Serving New Jersey

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

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

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 the bacteria that cause gum disease are contagious and transferable. Your friend should be evaluated and treated as soon as possible. The laser might be a good option.

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