Gingivitis, Periodontitis, and Advanced Periodontitis are
Stages of Gum Disease
Gum disease is caused by oral bacteria building up between your teeth and gums. This bacteria slowly attacks the gum tissue and begins to infect and destroy it.
- “Gingivitis” is the first stage of Periodontal Disease. During this stage the damage to your teeth and gums is typically reversible with proper care and oral hygiene.
- “Periodontitis” is the second stage of Gum Disease. At this stage, some permanent damage may have been done to your teeth and gums, but the progression of the disease can still be halted.
- “Advanced Periodontitis” is the final stage of the disease. Once the disease progresses to this point, you may require invasive oral surgery to restore your dental health, such as extraction and tooth replacement with dentures or implants.
Recognizing The Symptoms of
Gum disease has several easily recognizable signs and symptoms: sensitive, puffy and red or dark gums, bleeding while brushing, gums tender on touching, bad breath (halitosis), foul taste. pain while chewing, loose teeth, gums pull away from teeth. In cases of advanced periodontitis, you may notice that your teeth are loose, or your teeth may even begin to fall out because their roots are decaying and dying.
Effects Of Periodontal Disease and
Your Overall Health
Periodontitis may increase your risk of other health complications like stroke, diabetes and heart diseases. Proper oral care and periodontal treatments are required to eliminate the disease and safeguard your overall health.
Treating Gum Disease with
Deep cleanings, also called “Scaling and Root Planning”, are done with specialized dental tools to remove plaque and bacteria present between your gums and teeth. If you notice any signs and symptoms of gum disease, please schedule appointment with us immediately to get the treatment.