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What are the differences between gingivitis and periodontitis disease?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
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In brief: Gingivitis

Gingivitis is an infection of only the gum tissue around the teeth and is reversible with treatment.
Periodontitis is where the the bone around the teeth as well as the soft gum tissues have been infected and the bone is being destroyed. Like other chronic diseases this can be treated and controlled but the bone cannot be restored and replaced once it is gone.

In brief: Gingivitis

Gingivitis is an infection of only the gum tissue around the teeth and is reversible with treatment.
Periodontitis is where the the bone around the teeth as well as the soft gum tissues have been infected and the bone is being destroyed. Like other chronic diseases this can be treated and controlled but the bone cannot be restored and replaced once it is gone.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Gingivitis vs. perio

A person who has gingivitis has inflamed gums.
Gingivitis is reversible and will usually go away after dental treatment. Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone. see a dentist for diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Gingivitis vs. perio

A person who has gingivitis has inflamed gums.
Gingivitis is reversible and will usually go away after dental treatment. Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone. see a dentist for diagnosis and treatment.
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