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Can gum disease exist without blood in the saliva?

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Published At October 20, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 21, 2022

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Can a person have gum disease without the presence of blood in the spit?

Please reply.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your query, and I understand your concern.

Yes, an individual can have gum disease without spitting blood. However, the presence of blood in the saliva while spitting is the initial stage of gum disease called gingivitis, and prolonged gingivitis progresses to periodontitis. In this disease, there are signs of gingival receding without the presence of blood in the saliva.

I hope this has helped you out.

Kindly follow up if you have further doubts.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Naseer Ahmad Bhat
Dr. Naseer Ahmad Bhat


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