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Experience:  Clinical instructor, NYU College of Dentistry; 37 years private practice experience in general dentistry, member Academy of General Dentistry, ADA
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my gums are red below the teeth - at the bottom of the gum

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my gums are red below the teeth - at the bottom of the gum abit tender not too bad - i have only noticed this today not red on top of mouth
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Mark Bornfeld, DDS replied 5 years ago.
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Most commonly, redness of the gums is due to inflammatory periodontal disease, which can have negative implications for the long-term health of your teeth. Less commonly, redness of the gums can arise from a group of auto-immune inflammatory disorders, such as lichen planus, pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, lupus, Crohn's disease, and others.

The proper treatment for your condition would depend on a formal identification of the specific disorder that is responsible. You should schedule an appointment with your dentist for a diagnostic session; once the nature of the problem has been clarified, an appropriate course of remedial treatment can be prescribed.

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