Early Periodontal Disease

Early periodontal disease is also known as the second stage of the disease or early periodontitis. Periodontal disease begins with mild gum inflammation and becomes more severe over time. Its progression can be divided into four stages. Early periodontal disease will involve the sulcus becoming swollen and more inflamed. The sulcus expands its borders creating an even better environment for bacterial growth. As the inflammation spreads and worsens, it will soon attack the periodontal...

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    [Continued from above] . . . ligament that holds the teeth in place. At this point, a dentist would use a periodontal probe to measure the depth of each periodontal pocket. Periodontitis does not progress steadily, but rather intermittently. Symptoms and the rate of destruction vary.