How to Beat the #1 Cause of Tooth Loss
STAGES OF GUM DISEASE
Gum disease develops when excess plaque and tartar are allowed to buildup, which can quickly lead to infection. Infected gums can cause significant damage to the teeth and eventually the bone, which means you are at risk for losing your teeth. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis and is most noticeable by the swelling and redness of the gums. The next stage is periodontal disease where pockets start to develop around the teeth and chronic bad breath develops. The final stage is advanced periodontal disease where teeth may begin to loosen and supporting tissues have become permanently damaged.