Do I Have Gum Disease or Oral Cancer? Prevention and Detection Guide


Are your gums swollen and red? Or perhaps you’ve noticed a suspicious bump or sore on your gums. If yes, your mind might begin to wander and wonder: “Do I have gum disease or oral cancer?” To avoid confusion and help you understand the difference between gum disease and oral cancer, here is everything you need to know about both diseases.

Signs of Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. Poor oral hygiene leading to plaque buildup is the main cause. Signs you may have gingivitis include:

  • Red, swollen, and sensitive gums
  • Bleeding gums, especially during brushing and flossing
  • Chronic …read more

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