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Difference Between Gum Disease and Periodontitis
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Todd Jorgenson
If you are not a dental professional, you may not know the difference between gum disease and periodontitis. This is okay. The difference is not as great as some people may think. Learning about what these terms mean can help people take better care of the teeth and gums Stages of Periodontal DiseaseThe term periodontal is the scientific word for gums. Essentially, gum disease is the common term that people use for periodontitis. Instead of focusing on the difference of these two terms, it is better to focus on the stages that people go through whether they call it periodontitis or gum disease. The cause of the disease is the bacteria that surround the teeth and gums. The reason that people brush their teeth, floss and go the dentist regularly is to keep the teeth and gums as free of bacteria as possible. Allowing the bacteria to grow will result in plaque, tartar and gum or periodontal disease. The first stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis. This is a relatively common problem that is easily treated and reversed with proper care. The next stage is periodontitis. During this stage, pockets form in the gum and the gums begin to recede. The pockets and receding gums associated with periodontitis allows bacteria to get into the bone and the jaw resulting in the loss of more tissue and bone. Periodontitis and gum disease are interchangeable, and it is important for people to recognize the danger of any dental issues. Like many other medical conditions, the sooner a person treats a problem, the easier it is to fix it and repair the damage. Ignoring the signs of oral health issues is a sure way to having more problems later on. If you want more information about how to care for your teeth and to avoid the problems of gingivitis, gum disease and periodontitis, please contact the professionals at our office. We will help you in any way you need....
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The Importance of Flossing When You Need to Keep Gum Disease Away
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"Helping Gums Repair Themselves When They Begin to Bleed"
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"Foods You Want to Include for Improved Gum Health"
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How to Care for Your Gums with Gum Disease
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Do You Need a Perioscopy?
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How to Care for Your Gums with Gum Disease
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Do You Need a Perioscopy?
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What Does Gum Cancer Look Like?
2/20/2018
Types of Essential Oils to Reduce Gum Inflammation
2/10/2018
What Changes Your Gums Go Through as You Age?
1/20/2018
Vitamins Can Boost Your Oral Health
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What Untreated Gum Disease Can Do To Your Lungs
12/20/2017
What to Do to Help Gum Recession When You Have Dental Implants
12/10/2017
Things to Know About Abscess Treatment
11/25/2017
The Importance of Understanding the Severity of Gum Disease
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Signs of Periodontitis You Do Not Want to Ignore
10/20/2017
Is your Jaw Bone Reabsorbing?
10/10/2017
Does Alcohol-Based Mouthwash Aid in Treating Gum Disease?
9/20/2017
Do You Know the Consequences of Early Gum Disease?
9/10/2017
Could Your Oral Health Benefit from a Dental Crown?
8/23/2017
Does Scaling and Root Planing Hurt?
8/13/2017
Procedures You Can Have that May Help Regenerate Gum Tissue
7/30/2017
How Gums Respond to New Dental Implants
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Protecting Your Gums When You Have Diabetes
6/20/2017
Living with Aching Teeth and Gums Will Affect Your Quality of Life
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Treat Advanced Gum Disease if You Want to Save Your Teeth
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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Increased Cancer Rates
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4/23/2017
Should Coconut Oil Be Part of Your Regular Oral Hygiene Routine?
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Do Ridge Augmentations Only Help Implants?
3/20/2017
Do Receding Gums Hurt?
3/10/2017
Do Your Gums Have Pockets?
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Reasons You May Require a Gum Graft
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Pregnancy Related Gum Disease
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Does Mouthwash Cure Gum Disease?
12/23/2016
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10/25/2016
What to Do About Bleeding Gums
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Are Dental Implants an Option if My Gums Are Receding?
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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Oral Cancer
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The Importance of Regular Oral Cancer Screenings
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Periodontal Pocket Reduction
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