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Can I have gingivitis if my gums are not swollen or

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Can I have gingivitis if my gums are not swollen or bleeding? I have used Peridex and other preventative
measures and the slight bleeding stopped.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi and sorry for the delay. Bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis but if that's stopped now and there's no swelling or tenderness then I see no reason for the deep cleaning so long as you continue to brush and floss regularly and use a antiseptic mouthwash