Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease that may be treated easily when spotted early. However, when ignored and left untreated, gingivitis can transform into a more serious form of gum disease, called periodontitis. So what are the signs of gum disease that you should be aware of?
It is important to diagnose and manage early signs of gum disease. By delaying treatment, the condition is may progress on to periodontitis. This is a severe form of gum disease involving loss of bone supporting the teeth.
Having periodontal disease is bad enough by itself. However, there is increasing evidence that periodontal disease can also increase your risk of developing serious problems with your general health.
If you notice a change in your gums or any other part of your mouth, be sure to visit your dentist as soon as possible.