Millions of American have gum disease, and because the condition can be virtually painless in its early forms, many don’t know they have a problem until it’s become serious. Gum disease progresses through several different stages until extensive damage is done and teeth are lost. Because it is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults, it’s important that you are aware of the stages of gum disease and how to prevent it when possible.
The Three Stages
Plaque is a colorless, sticky film that constantly forms on the teeth. When it is not removed properly, it can cause inflammation of the gums which leads to deterioration of the tissue surrounding your teeth. Gum disease progresses through the following stages:
When you schedule an appointment with Solid City Smiles in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Codelli can examine your mouth and determine where you are in developing gum disease. He can also determine which treatments are ideal for you and your mouth. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!