What Are the Stages of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an oral health disease that affects the periodontal tissue in our mouths which cover and protect the roots of our teeth. Our gums also help to support our teeth and keep them healthy and strong.

If left untreated, the gum disease will get worse. Caused by bacteria in the mouth, gum disease—sometimes called periodontal disease—has symptoms such as chronic bad breath, tender or bleeding gums, and sensitive teeth [1].

What stages are seen in patients with gum disease as it gets worse? The following phases can help you better understand how this devastating condition works in the mouth to cause severe consequences.

An article by Dr. Kime Whitman.  Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

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