Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is important to maintain healthy teeth, but sometimes people forget that gums are just as important. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, often begins without pain then develops into a bacterial infection from increasing plaque on your gums and teeth. If it gets too serious, your gums can loosen, causing your teeth to fall out.

Here are details on the 3 stages of gum disease you should watch for:

  1. Gingivitis
    The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which can be detected when gums get inflamed from plaque buildup. It occurs from a lack of daily brushing and flossing. This early stage of gum disease coincides with bleeding and sensitive gums. It can be easily treated at this point since the problem is restricted to the gums while the bone tissue that holds your teeth in place has not yet been damaged.

  2. Periodontitis
    Untreated gingivitis can lead to a more serious condition known as periodontitis. At this point, both your gum and bone tissues are weakened by pockets of trapped plaque and food below the gum line. Further damage can be prevented by proper professional dental care.

  3. Advanced Periodontitis
    Once your gum tissue loosens and too much plaque has built up on your teeth, you have entered the third and most serious stage of gum disease, known as advanced periodontitis. Even if some teeth remain in place, they may need to be removed and replaced with false teeth or a bridge, depending on how much damage has occurred.

Preventing Gum Disease
In addition to daily brushing and flossing, you should pay attention to the condition of your teeth and gums. Report any problems to your dentist, such as gums that are swollen, tender, bleeding, or receding. Other symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth or changes in teeth alignment while eating.

Contact Fabey Dental Studios if you have any symptom of gum disease and get evaluated to know if you are at risk.

Fabey Dental Studios is a leading dental care service provider in Easton. We value our patients and are committed to provide comprehensive dental services like, bonding and white filling, bridges, crowns, dentures and periodontal health services. Our staff stays current with the latest technology and advances in dentistry and has gained a reputation of excellence in rendering optimal oral health and esthetic dentistry.

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Mark J. Fabey D.M.D.
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