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Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal Disease Treatment

The Stages of Teeth Infections

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection affecting the gums and bone supporting the teeth. During routine cleaning, Dr. de Cardenas examines his patients’ gums, feeling the depth of the tissue at the edge of the gumline. Healthy gums hug the teeth tightly, have a healthy pink color, and do not bleed when you brush your teeth. There are 4 stages of gum disease:

1) Gingivitis:

•   Gums are inflamed and sensitive to the touch
•   Gums appear bluish-red in color
•   Possible bad breath or bad taste
•   Gums bleed easily when you brush or when probed gently during examination


2) Early Periodontitis

•   Gums are inflamed and bone loss begins
•   Bleeding, puffiness and inflammation are more pronounced
•   Bad breath and bad taste


3) Moderate Periodontitis

•   Gum boils or abscesses may develop
•   Teeth look longer as gums begin to recede
•   Front teeth may begin to drift, showing spaces.
•   Bad breath and bad taste


4) Advanced Periodontitis

•   Teeth may become mobile or loose
•   Bad breath and bad taste are constant
•   Roots may be exposed and are sensitive to hot and hold

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