Gum disease is medically known as Periodontal disease.
It refers to an infection of gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. It has the potential to destroy the gum tissue and, as well, degrade the bone that holds the teeth in their sockets.
Many times, early symptoms of gum disease or not detected, primarily because they are not easy to identify.
As well, many individuals are afraid to seek dental care. It is not enough to brush your teeth twice a day. You must be informed about gum disease in order to maintain oral health throughout your lifetime.
Here are some gum disease stages you should be aware of.
If the above stages of gum disease did not motivate you to call a dentist if you are due for a check up, thenI do not know what will motivate you. By all means, if you are due for a dental checkup, make sure that you schedule one as soon as possible.
While your teeth may appear healthy to you, you may still be suffering from a mild case of gingivitis that if left untreated will progress to something truly awful.