The 4 Stages of Gum Disease

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

Did you know that gums can also become diseased? Much is said about the importance of dental hygiene to prevent cavities.

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When gums become diseased and inflamed, the tissues that support the tooth are generally affected, which can lead to various problems, including tooth loss.


What Causes Gum Disease?

There are several factors that can contribute to the development of gum disease, the main cause of it is bacterial plaque, both soft and calcified.

Soft plaque: This is plaque that has recently formed and can be removed with a toothbrush and dental floss.

Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease has two main stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. Depending on their severity, periodontitis can be mild, moderate, or severe.

Depending on the diagnosis and stage of gum disease, there are several treatment options available that can stop its progression and prevent tooth loss.


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