Lucio H. Kim DDS

Different Types of Gum Disease

January 17, 2023
Posted By: Dr. Kim Lucio

Gingivitis means infections and inflammation in the ligaments and tissues surrounding your teeth. Gum disease means that inflammation and infections have penetrated the bone. These are the two types of gum disease. However, gum disease can also be measured as a mild, moderate, or severe condition.

Your dentist in Glendale can reverse gingivitis, provided you arrange an appointment before your condition advances to middle- or late-stage gum disease. When the condition advances, we can still treat it and help prevent complications.

Signs of Gum Disease

In the gingivitis stage, you may notice only a few issues, like bleeding gums when you brush or floss your teeth, but as gum disease advances, your symptoms may include:

  • Bad breath that does not improve after brushing and flossing
  • Loose or mobile teeth due to gum recession and pocketing
  • Periodic toothaches or gum pain, irritation, and swelling

If you have a toothache or loose tooth, it’s essential to arrange a visit with your Glendale emergency dentist. An emergency dentist “near me” can assess the level of your gum disease or may uncover another condition causing your symptoms.

Diagnosing and treating gum disease is crucial to your oral health and body wellness. Without intervention from a dentist, it can lead to tooth loss and studies have also linked it to heart and lung health issues, premature labor, and specific types of dementia.

Preventing Gum Disease Is the Best Course

Dental checkups and teeth cleanings are your best defense. You should see your dentist every six months for these preventive measures. Additionally, you should brush and floss your teeth twice daily or after every meal. And consistently report oral health concerns to your Glendale dentist.

For Gum Disease Treatment, Contact Us

If you suspect gum disease or have not been to the dentist in a while, it’s crucial to get in touch with our dental team to arrange a visit. And remember, we are a second-opinion dentist in Glendale, CA. 

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