Gum Disease

Proper brushing and flossing, plus the use of an anti-plaque rinse and plaque-fighting toothpaste, help inhibit the plaque build-up that causes gingivitis and help to inhibit the penetration of bacteria below the gum line, which is the primary cause of periodontitis.


Many of us will experience gingivitis at some time in our lives. (Nearly 75% of people over age 35 now have gum disease or have experienced it previously.)
Fortunately with immediate proper care, this type of gum disease is completely reversible.
Gingivitis is caused by infrequent or incorrect brushing and flossing which results in plaque build up on tooth surfaces, between teeth and under the gum line. Symptoms occur when bacteria in the plaque produce toxins that irritate gum tissue, causing gum tenderness, inflammation and pain.
If the disease is allowed to progress, gum infection will occur, accompanied by a tendency to bleed during brushing. In cases of acute gingivitis, more severe symptoms occur.

Periodontitis is a disease that occurs when bacterial toxins penetrate the gingiva and cause inflammation of the gums, ligaments and the bone structure, which support teeth. Although the effects of this inflammation may be irreversible, the disease’s progress can be halted and controlled.
Because periodontitis may occur without visible symptoms, it is important for your dental professional to examine regularly for increased gum pocket depths, one of the earliest signs of the disease.

Early Periodontitis may be associated with tooth sensitivity, throbbing or tightness may be felt in the gum tissue. Periodontal disease can progress slowly without any visible signs or symptoms.
Gum Disease A

Moderate Periodontitis may cause loosening of the teeth, and an intensification and increased incidence of early periodontal symptoms.
Gum Disease b

Advanced Periodontitis is associated with gum recession, root decay, puss between teeth and gums, and loosening or loss of teeth.
Gum Disease C