About The Stages of Gum Disease
All patients need to be aware that there are three stages of gum disease: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. The earliest stage occurs when plaque and bacteria build up around the gum line. Gingivitis can cause inflammation of the gums, but this stage of gum disease can be reversed. If left untreated, gingivitis turns into periodontitis, where bacteria living beneath the gum line produce toxins that begin to destroy the gums and supporting structures. Advanced periodontitis is the final stage of gum disease and is characterized by significant bone loss and tooth mobility. Tooth loss
is an imminent concern at this stage of gum disease.
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Benefits of Laser Gum Therapy
Laser gum therapy for the treatment of gum disease and is backed by several scientific studies. Patients undergoing laser gum disease treatment enjoy a fast healing time, less downtime than with traditional procedures
, and minimal inflammation and bleeding.