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

Jim M. Bevans, DDS

 

Periodontics & Dental Implants

615-826-2000

Three Stages of Gum Disease
 

There are Three Stages of gum Disease.

Gingivitis

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.

Periodontitis

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.

 
 
 
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