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What is Periodontal Disease? 

Definition

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can progress=  to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth.

The three stages of gum disease — from least to most severe — are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.

 

Signs & Symptoms

Gum disease can be painless, so it is important to be aware of any of the following symptoms:

•Swollen, red, tender or bleeding gums

•Gums that recede or move away from the tooth

•Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth

•Loose teeth

•Visible pus surrounding the teeth and gums

 

 



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