What is Gum Disease By summer on December 15, 2013


What Exactly is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is the result of your bones and tissues that support and surround your teeth becoming infected. The two forms of gum disease are periodontitis and gingivitis. For those who have periodontitis, it is a more severe form of the disease that ends up spreading beyond your gums and causes damage to your bones and tissues that support the teeth. Gingivitis is a mild form of the disease that only causes problems with your gums.

If you have gingivitis, it will cause your gums to become swollen and red. When you brush your teeth, it will cause the gums to bleed relatively easily. Since this condition does not cause a lot of pain, you may not get the necessary treatment that you require.

When it comes to periodontitis, your gums will end up pulling away from your teeth and leave deep pockets that allow the bacteria to damage the bones supporting your teeth. It will also cause your gums to recede from your teeth, which will make them appear longer. Teeth could end up falling out or becoming loose. It may also be necessary to have them extracted from a dentist.

The next post will discuss Causes Attributed to Gum Disease


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