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Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease develops when excess plaque and tartar are allowed to buildup, which can quickly lead to infection. Infected gums can cause significant damage to the teeth and eventually the bone which means you are at risk for losing your teeth. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis and is most noticeable by the swelling and redness of the gums. The next stage is periodontal disease where pockets start to develop around the teeth and chronic bad breath develop. The final stage is advanced periodontal disease where teeth may begin to loosen and supporting tissues have become permanently damaged.

Gum Disease Symptoms

Dr. Matthew Boscia understands gum disease is a common condition and has helped treat countless cases. Since gum disease is linked to so many systemic conditions, it is essential that we treat gum disease as soon as it is detected. Gum disease treatment options available at the practice include, scaling and root planing, gingivectomy, and osseous surgery. Many treatments can be performed under local anesthesia so you will experience little to no pain.

Gum disease can be linked to a number of systemic health conditions, including high blood pressure and even cancer. Neglecting some of the warning signs and symptoms can lead to irreversible damage later. Some of the most noticeable symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Puffy and swollen gums
  • Bleeding when brushing and flossing
  • Redness and inflammation
  • Deep pockets developing around the base of the teeth
  • Teeth shifting or moving
  • Pus or signs of infection around the teeth
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Facts about gum disease

Stages of Gum Disease

Gum Disease Treatment Options

Dr. Matthew Boscia understands gum disease is a common condition and has helped treat countless cases. Since gum disease is linked to so many systemic conditions, it is essential that we treat gum disease as soon as it is detected. Gum disease treatment options available at the practice include, scaling and root planing, gingivectomy, and osseous surgery. Many treatments can be performed under local anesthesia so you will experience little to no pain.

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