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What exactly are the differences between having gingivitis and periodontitis?
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Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Gum disease
Gingivitis is an initial form of gum desease and can be reversed with proper treatment, most of the time - just good oral hygiene , periodontitis is chronic, irreversible desease, much like diabetes or high blood pressure.
.. Once you develop it... It doesnot go anywhere, it will continue to destroy your gums and underlying bone that holds your teeth, and you will start loosing your teeth....

In brief: Gum disease
Gingivitis is an initial form of gum desease and can be reversed with proper treatment, most of the time - just good oral hygiene , periodontitis is chronic, irreversible desease, much like diabetes or high blood pressure.
.. Once you develop it... It doesnot go anywhere, it will continue to destroy your gums and underlying bone that holds your teeth, and you will start loosing your teeth....
Dr. Greg Rubin
Dr. Greg Rubin
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
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In brief: Gum and Bone
Gingivitis affects the soft gum tissue.
Periodontitis affects the gum and bone that support the teeth.

In brief: Gum and Bone
Gingivitis affects the soft gum tissue.
Periodontitis affects the gum and bone that support the teeth.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Dr. David Padula
Dentistry
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In brief: Severity
Gingivitis is an inflamation of your gums with redness and bleeding.
This is an early disease. Periodontitis can include gingivitis but usually refers to a much more damaging condition which includes bone loss around the teeth.

In brief: Severity
Gingivitis is an inflamation of your gums with redness and bleeding.
This is an early disease. Periodontitis can include gingivitis but usually refers to a much more damaging condition which includes bone loss around the teeth.
Dr. David Padula
Dr. David Padula
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