Gum Disease Stages
Gum disease develops in three stages: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Its early stage has such symptoms as red and puffy gums that bleed easily. As gum disease advances, your teeth may eventually become loose and need to be extracted. Dr. Jacqueline Subka wants her patients to be aware of gum disease symptoms in Thousand Oaks, CA.
In most cases, gum disease can be prevented with good dental hygiene practices (including brushing and flossing) and regular dental cleanings, but because of the serious health risks associated with gum disease, patients experiencing its symptoms should schedule a consultation with Dr. Subka in order to prevent its advance.