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The American Dental Association says that over 75-80% of all adults have or will have some form of gum disease. The truth about Gum disease, more correctly called “periodontal disease,” is a bacterial infection in the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, divided into several categories. The first stage is called “gingivitis” and is characterized by gum tissue that is red, puffy.

truth about gum disease

The second, third, and fourth stages are initial, moderate, and advanced “periodontal disease,” respectively. These stages are different from gingivitis because the infection has destroyed the bone supporting the teeth, causing eventual tooth loss. The treatment is more involved at these stages, usually consisting of a special cleaning with anaesthesia and sometimes gum surgery. This is the truth about gum disease.

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