Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
Gingivitis, also called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end — if not properly treated — with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissues that surround your teeth.
Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually precedes periodontitis (gum disease). However, it is important to know that not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis.
Even if you don’t notice any symptoms, you may still have some degree of gum disease. In some people, gum disease may affect only certain teeth, such as the molars. Only a dentist can recognize and determine the progression of gum disease.
Treatments consist of regular cleanings, deep cleanings, and or localized antibiotic therapy if needed. Regular maintenance(prophy) is the key to long term health of your soft tissues (gums).Non surgical treatment of gum disease (periodontitis).