Craig S. Kohler, DDS, MBA, MAGD/ Severe Gingivitis
Most forms of gingivitis are plaque-induced.
Gingivitis is a non-destructive disease that causes inflammation of the gums. The most common form of gingivitis, and the most common form of periodontal disease overall, is in response to bacterial biofilms (also called plaque) that is attached to tooth surfaces, termed plaque-induced gingivitis. Most forms of gingivitis are plaque-induced. While some cases of gingivitis never progress to periodontitis, periodontitis is always preceded by gingivitis. Gingivitis is reversible with good oral hygiene; however, without treatment, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, in which the inflammation of the gums results in tissue destruction and bone resorption around the teeth. Periodontitis can ultimately lead to tooth loss.

Patient brushes often and removes what she can but is not able to keep tartar off and gum disease has occured but no bone loss. See severe progressive periodontal disease for the next step if patient does not seek treatment. Then severe periodontitis to see teeth becoming loose and eventual tooth loss.

                                                                                      A man loses his illusions first, his teeth second, and his follies last.
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