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Jax1

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Please can someone tell me if I look like I have gum issues, the photos are not great sorry. I can see yellow areas at bottom of a few teeth, premolars I think, they feel a bit painful sometimes. I can’t go dentist I’m to scared.
 

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Any chance of better photos?
A general rule, if your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, you have active gum disease, you should think about getting to a dentist fairly soon.
If they bleed when you're eating food like apples then you've got a bigger issue and should seek help fast. If they don't you're probably OK.

Have a read on the rest of this site and see if you can find a way to get checked, it would be much easier to get used to visiting a dentist when you don't have any big problems rather than waiting till you have a major issue and then having to go.
 
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I have tried to get some better photos, it’s actually really hard to do! I hear your advice about getting used to going, I do have teeth that need seeing to, have left them a long while. I worry about gums as believe can cause lots of problems, it’s the side premolars I think they are where I get pain sometimes at bottom of teeth, I do get bleeding sometimes.
 

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Thinking my gums look really red and puffy? I’m guessing not good. Looking at the pictures I’m so very embarrassed by state of my teeth :(
 
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They don't look that bad, nothing a bit of TLC wouldn't sort.
 
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