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Stages Of Gum Disease in Pleasant View and Ogden, UT

As a leading provider of Ogden, UT periodontics, Dr. Willard W. Maughan can treat gum disease at any of its developmental stages. While it is undoubtedly easier to treat during the earlier phases, it is still possible to control a more advanced gum disease case using certain periodontal treatments. The following is a brief summary of the different stages of gum disease and the effects they can have on your oral health.

Stages of Gum Disease Pleasant View, UT   

Stage 1: Gingivitis

If gum disease is caught during the early stage of gingivitis, treatment is quite simple. However, because this is a rather painless condition that causes little to no disturbances in your daily life, it is not always easy for you to detect. In order to avoid the more advanced gum disease stages, be on the lookout for warning signs such as inflamed tissues, gums that bleed when brush and flossing, and frequent bad breath.
Stages of Gum Disease Pleasant View, UT   

Stage 2: Periodontitis

Periodontitis is the second stage of gum disease and occurs when treatment is neglected and the deeper periodontal tissues are affected. During this phase you can expect to experience dramatic tissue detachment as pockets begin to form between the teeth and gums. You may also experience increased inflammation and gums that continue to bleed. Unfortunately, at this stage, the damage that has occurred in your bone and tissue structures has become so severe that it cannot be reversed. Periodontal treatment will be needed to bring the infection down to a more controllable level, preventing it from progressing to advanced gum disease.
Stages of Gum Disease Pleasant View, UT   

Stage 3: Advanced Periodontitis

This is the most advanced gum disease stage, and you may notice that your teeth begin to loosen and shift. Advanced periodontitis is often characterized by severe inflammation of the gum tissue. You can also expect chronic and severe bad breath to occur as the periodontal pockets grow deeper and continue to trap bacteria. Expert Ogden periodontics care is necessary to prevent the occurrence of tooth loss. Whether you are suffering from early or advanced gum disease, contact Dr. Maughan to schedule your consultation as soon as possible.

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Dr. Willard W. Maughan
Maughan Periodontics
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Pleasant View, UT 84404
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Logan, UT 84341
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