The early stage of gum disease is known as Gingivitis. If this condition is diagnosed early, it is capable of being treated and reversed altogether. Some of the common symptoms and signs include: Gums which tend to bleed easily, puffy and swollen gums, red and irritated gums.
Gingivitis can eventually progress into periodontitis if left untreated. Periodontitis is a much more serious and advanced stage of gum disease. This stage is not reversible and is characterized by bone loss. Gum disease is not only the main cause of tooth loss in adults, but it has also been linked to strokes and heart attacks. The best way to prevent gingivitis is to visit a dentist regularly and take excellent care of your teeth.
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