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Information about detecting and treating gum disease.

Information about detecting and treating gum disease.

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  • Gum Disease
  • What is gum disease?
      • Swelling of gum tissue
      • Caused by plaque
      • Can be prevented
  • Symptoms of gum disease include:
      • Sore, red, swollen gums
      • Bleeding gums
      • Pus
      • Bad breath
      • Recession
  • Stages of gum disease
      • Gingivitis
      • Periodontitis
      • Advanced periodontitis
  • Gingivitis   
      • First stage of gum disease
      • Gums can feel tender with slight bleeding
      • Can be reversed with a cleaning in a dental office
      • Considered mild periodontitis
  • Periodontitis
      • Plaque spreads to tooth roots causing an infection
      • Infection causes bone loss, bleeding, gum recession, and pain
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  • Advanced Periodontitis
      • Chronic infection
      • Advaned bone loss
      • Loose teeth, very red and swollen gums, recession, and pain
  • What to do?
    • If you suspect that you have any form of gum disease, call your dentist right away. The longer the gum disease goes untreated, the greater the risk of irreversible damage.
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