Gum Disease

Etiology

  • Chronic gum inflammation, usually related to poor brushing/hygiene, meds

Risk Factors

  • Often assoc w/lack of access to dental care

Symptoms

  • Can cause gum regression→ tooth exposure
  • Leads to local infection, bleeding, tooth loss

Physical Exam Findings

  • Receding gums
  • Bleeds easily
  • Exposed based of tooth or roots