A Look at the Progression of Gum Disease

As long as you catch gum disease early on, your dentist can help to reverse the symptoms. Check out this video for a quick look at the progression of gum disease.

Some of the most prevalent symptoms associated with gum disease are red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. Your gingiva should be pink, and the attachment fibers should still be connected. Food debris that mixes with saliva and bacteria in the mouth will form plaque, which ultimately mineralizes into calculus. This causes the gums to become tender and enlarged. Eventually, the periodontal attachments will break, which is when gingivitis becomes periodontitis.

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