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Jim M. Bevans, DDS | Three Stages of Gum Disease in Hendersonville

Jim M. Bevans, DDS


Periodontics & Dental Implants


Three Stages of Gum Disease

There are Three Stages of gum Disease.


This is the first stage of gum disease. Your gums may feel tender and you may see some bleeding when you brush or floss.The American Academy of Periodontology considers gingivitis a mild periodontal disease. Gingivitis can be reversed by having a dentist or hygienist clean your teeth and with proper brushing and flossing at home.


At this stage, plaque spreads to your tooth roots causing an infection, which can damage the bone and fibers that hold teeth in place.Your gums may begin to pull away from your teeth. Proper dental care and better home care can help stop more damage.

Advanced Periodontitis

In this final stage of gum disease, the fibers and bone holding your teeth in place are destroyed. This can cause your teeth to shift or loosen and can affect your bite. If treatment can't save your teeth, they may need to be removed.

Hendersonville Dentist | Three Stages of Gum Disease. Jim M Bevans is a Hendersonville Dentist.