Gum Disease by Herro Family Dentistry

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Gum Disease by Herro Family Dentistry

  1. 1. Gum Disease
  2. 2. What is gum disease? <ul><ul><li>Swelling of gum tissue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caused by plaque </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be prevented </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Symptoms of gum disease include: <ul><ul><li>Sore, red, swollen gums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bleeding gums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bad breath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recession </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Stages of gum disease <ul><ul><li>Gingivitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodontitis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced periodontitis </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Gingivitis    <ul><ul><li>First stage of gum disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gums can feel tender with slight bleeding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be reversed with a cleaning in a dental office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Considered mild periodontitis </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Periodontitis <ul><ul><li>Plaque spreads to tooth roots causing an infection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infection causes bone loss, bleeding, gum recession, and pain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advanced Periodontitis <ul><ul><li>Chronic infection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advaned bone loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loose teeth, very red and swollen gums, recession, and pain </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What to do? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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