Periodontal Disease is the primary cause of adult tooth loss, affecting approximately 50% of the U.S. adult population. It is a bacterial infection of the gums and bone releasing bacteria into the bloodstream and affects heart and lung health, insulin control and causing chronic bad breath.

Warning Signs:

  • Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
  • Gums are red, swollen or tender
  • Gums have pulled away (receded) from teeth
  • Pus between teeth and gums when gums are pressed
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Change in the way your teeth fit when biting
  • Any change in fit of partial dentures
  • Persistent bad breath

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Bone Disease a.k.a Periodontal Disease

  • Is a bacterial infection which attacks the bone causing the teeth to loosen and fall out
  • Is contagious

Stages of Gum and Bone Disease

Healthy Gums

  • When your gums are healthy, they’re pink and firm


  • Your gums are tender, reddish and may bleed when you brush

Early/Moderate Periodontitis

  • Your gums start to pull away from your teeth, leaving a gap or pocket
  • Harmful bacteria build up, gums get more irritated, infected and may bleed
  • Your teeth get more sensitive because more root is exposed

Advanced Periodontitis

  • Bacteria spread, you lose gum tissue and bone support the teeth
  • Gums pull farther away, pockets get deeper
  • Your teeth get loose, shift and can fall out