gum disease http://michiganradio.org en Trial starting over Michigan inmate's bad tooth http://michiganradio.org/post/trial-starting-over-michigan-inmates-bad-tooth <p>MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - An inmate who blames Michigan prison officials for gum disease is getting his day in court.<br><br> Jerry Flanory's lawsuit against three people is going to trial Monday in federal court in Marquette. He claims he lost a tooth in 2006 and suffered gum disease because he was denied toothpaste as a punishment for not attending prison classes.<br><br> The state says the doomed tooth was already loose and that Flanory had access to plenty of toothpaste.<br> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 15:39:15 +0000 The Associated Press 9106 at http://michiganradio.org