Dr. Leonard Schwartz, our in-house Periodontists will asses your needs and create a personalized plan for patients with various stages of Gum Disease.
What are the stages of gum disease?
Gingivitis is the first stage of the disease. This is the first stage of the disease, where the gums are irritated by plaque and its toxin by-products, causing inflammation and potential bleeding.
As calculus and plaque continue to build up, the gums will start to recede. Bacteria and pus will begin to fill the pockets between your gums and teeth. This can cause moderate bone loss.
- Advanced Periodontitis
Teeth lose more support as the gums, bone, and periodontal ligament continue to deteriorate.
Signs of Gum Disease
The following may indicate the presence of gum disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Loose teeth
- New spacing between teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Receding gums
- Red gums
- Puffy, swollen gums
- Tenderness or discomfort
The type of treatment you receive will depend on the severity of your gum disease. Our specialist will do a thorough assessment and create a personalized plan based on your needs.
If the disease is caught early enough, we will recommend maintaining a good home care routine combined with regular cleanings.If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms above, please give our team a call today.