Periodontal disease may seem pretty straightforward. If you don’t brush your teeth bacterial plaque develops. The bacteria attack your teeth and gums, breeds, and leads to infection. If left untreated the infection progresses destroying the gingival tissue, periodontal ligaments, and eventually your underlying jawbone. Then your teeth fall out. Pretty cut and dry right? However, there are several different types of periodontal disease and the more you know about the disease the more aware you will be as to how to recognize the symptoms, or better yet keep it at bay.
Healthy gums are pink and firm. Are yours? If you’re one of the 50 percent of the population suffering from gum disease, then probably not. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the chronic inflammation of your gingival tissue or gums. There are several types of periodontal disease and two stages. Gingivitis is the first stage. Gingivitis can be reversed. It is an infection of your gums due to an over-abundance of bacterial plaque. Gingivitis can progress to periodontitis which is not reversible and can lead to tooth loss. Knowing more about periodontal disease can help you keep your gums in the pink.
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