Understanding Gum Disease Symptoms and Stages
There are three main stages of gum disease: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis occurs when bacteria begin to irritate the gums. At this stage, the underlying tissues are not yet affected. Symptoms include inflammation and redness of the gums along with bleeding when brushing or flossing. Gingivitis is completely reversible if treated properly.
When gingivitis is not corrected, it advances to periodontitis. Periodontitis occurs when the connection between the teeth and gums starts to become irreversibly severed. It is important to receive treatment at this point to stop further damage to the gum and supporting bone tissue.
When periodontitis moves into an advanced stage, the spaces between the gums and the teeth become much deeper and significant bone loss occurs, allowing teeth to shift and become loose. At this stage, it is necessary to see Dr. Samuel DeAngelo right away in order to save your teeth.
Gum Disease Treatment
Because later stages of periodontal disease are irreversible, it is very important to contact Dr. DeAngelo for gum disease treatment as soon as you experience any of its symptoms. Contact our office today to schedule your personalized consultation.