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Gum Disease in Wilmington, DE

Stages of Gum Disease

The daily monotonous task of brushing and flossing your teeth has never been more important in order to avoid gum disease and reduce the risks gum disease places on your overall health.

It has been estimated that 75% of Americans have some form of gum disease which can be linked to serious health complications and causes dental problems that are avoidable.

There are three main stages of gum disease:

Stage 1: Gingivitis

Gingivitis: the first stage of gum disease which can be treated in Wilmington, DEGingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease and is caused by plaque buildup around the gum line which causes inflammation of the gums. If you neglect to brush or floss your teeth daily, this plaque buildup will trap bacteria and cause gum disease. Gingivitis causes inflammation of the gums. Gums that should otherwise be pink will appear red and swollen; you could experience bleeding when you brush or floss. However, at this point, gingivitis can still be reversed. The bone and fibers that hold your teeth in place have not yet been affected.


Stage 2: Periodontitis


Periodontitis: the second stage of gum disease which can be treated in Wilmington, DE

If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will become periodontitis. At this stage, the supporting bones and fibers that hold your teeth in place have been irreversibly damaged. Your gums begin to form “pockets,” deep hollow areas around the teeth that trap food, plaque, and bacteria. Your gums will recede and form gaps between your teeth. Immediate treatment is necessary to prevent further damage and tooth loss.


Stage 3: Advanced Periodontitis


Advanced Periodontitis: the third stage of gum disease which can be treated in Wilmington, DEIn this final stage of gum disease, periodontitis has been left untreated and has become advanced periodontitis. Bacteria that was allowed to grow, spread, and cause destruction has destroyed the connective tissues and bones that support the teeth. The pockets that formed in the previous stage have become much deeper. Your teeth can shift or loosen. Loose teeth that move around in the mouth may affect your bite. At this state, aggressive treatment is needed to save the teeth.

About Us

We believe the success of treatment relies on the doctor-to-patient relationship just as much as the treatment itself. The treatment and maintenance of your periodontal condition originates with your confidence in our abilities as well as understanding your goals and expectations. We are eager and committed to providing you exceptional care in a comfortable manner you deserve and welcome you to our family.

Contact Information


Wilmington
Leo Kituskie, DMD
1941 Limestone Road Suite 105
Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: (302) 250-4385