• 03 APR 21
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    Stages of Gum Disease

    Stages of Gum Disease

    Gum disease is a serious oral health condition, it is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth and a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.

    Stages of Gum Disease:

    Gingivitis- 1st stage your gums become red, swollen and bleeds easily.

    Periodontitis- 2nd stage it develops pockets and moderate bone loss. Your teeth will feel loose and starts moving because of the loss of tissue and bone that supports teeth.

    Advanced/ Aggressive Periodontitis- 3rd stage highly destructive form of periodontal disease that occurs in patients who are otherwise healthy. Common features include rapid loss of tissue and bone and may occur in some areas of the mouth, or in the entire mouth. Tooth is in danger and may fall out.

    Dental Considerations:

    Gum disease has sometimes no warning signs and can occur in healthy people.  That’s why visiting your dentist regularly for check-up is very important. Treatment methods will differ upon the stage of gum disease and how far the condition has progressed. Proper dental care at home is crucial to help keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious or recurring.  Brush your teeth twice a day, clean between your teeth daily, eat a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental visits for a healthier teeth and gums.

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