What's the difference between periodontal disease and gingivitis?

One is worse. Gingivitis is the beginning stages, and by definition, your gums are inflamed, and you might see them bleed when you brush and floss. If this is left untreated, then the infection moves deeper into the jaw, and it progresses to the more severe, periodontal disease.
One part of other. Gingivitis is you gum. To cause more advanced periodontal disease, first invaded by bacteria, causes inflammation and this is gingivitis. Gum inflammation is usually reversible with proper hygiene instruction. After the gums, if invasion occurs and destroys bony sport of the tooth, this is more advanced periodontal disease.
Gum issues. Gingivitis refers to inflammation in the gums with no effect (loss) of bone whereas periodontal disease refers to inflammation in the bone causing it to be lost and leading to lack of support of the teeth. Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease and can be treated preventing worsening leading to bone loss.

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Can you please tell me how periodontal disease and gingivitis differ?

1st Stage of Perio. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gum tissue and is the 1st stage of a long destruction path leading to bone loss, gum loss, and tooth loss. All of these are various stages of periodontal disease. Read more...
One is worse. Gingivitis is the beginning stages, and by definition, your gums are inflamed, and you might see them bleed when you brush and floss. If this is left untreated, then the infection moves deeper into the jaw, and it progresses to the more severe, periodontal disease. Read more...

What are signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease?

Signs. Gingivitis is the start of periodontal disease. It has red puffy gums with little or no loss of supporting structures. Periodontal disease has red-blue gums with loss of the supporting structures, spontaneous bleeding of the gums, bad breath from the active decay of tissue. Both can be prevented and treated by your dentist or periodontist so you can keep your teeth/smile for a life time. Read more...
Can be many things. Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth, bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food, gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, loose or separating teeth, pus between your gums and teeth, sores in your mouth, persistent bad breath, or a change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite. Have a dentist evaluate your periodontal status. Read more...
Signs vs symptoms. Signs are what the doctor sees: inflammation, purulance (pus), plaque, bleeding on probing, spaces developing, root exposure, mobility. Symptoms are what you experience, and they can also be signs: bleeding from flossing/brushing, odor, spaces developing, changes to the bite, root exposure, red tissue, soreness and pain. Read more...

How to know if I have gingivitis/periodontal disease?

These symptoms. Bad breath that won’t go away red or swollen gums tender or bleeding gums painful chewing loose teeth sensitive teeth receding gums or longer appearing teeth. Read more...
Mild or Advanced. Gingivitis, mild form of gum disease, the gums become red, swollen and bleed easily on brushing. Periodontitis, advanced gum disease, this is final stage of gum disease, the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed and surgical procedures are often required. See your dentist ASAP. Read more...

Can I reverse gingivitis caused from periodontal disease?

Reverse gingivitis. Gingivitis is the gum swelling associated with poor home dental care. If left untreated it will progress to periodontitis which means that you are losing alveolar bone and ligament attachment. If you get treatment for the gum disease coupled with improve brushing and flossing technique and habit, you will see the gingivitis go away. Bone and ligament loss will stop but not reverse itself. Read more...
Progression. Typically gingivitis is present first and then as the disease process progresses, you can get periodontal disease. Treating the periodontal disease with scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) or periodontal surgery can help create a healthy state in your mouth again. This coupled with proper brushing and flossing at home will help cure the inflammation (gingivitis) in your gums. Read more...
Floss regularly. True gingivitis, limited to just inflammation in the gums, can be reversed with good oral care and regular dental visits. You want to get it checked though to make sure it hasn't progressed to the more serious form of periodontitis. Read more...

Could gingivitis progress to periodontal disease in a month?

In a month, no. Periodontal disease takes many years to manifest itself, so a patient has ample opportunity to treat the condition. Caught in its early stages, periodontitis can be treated and tooth loss minimized. Read more...
Sure. Depending on your Hygiene, diet, general health, and many other factors. See a Periodontist, a gum specialist, for best advice. Read more...

What are some home remedies for gingivitis and periodontal disease?

Brushing & flossing. See a dentist to have the calculus removed from your teeth and root surfaces. If that. Is not removed, you will not improve. Read more...
Brush brush brush. Depending on how advanced your condition is, excellent home care might help a lot. Certainly, the basics are thorough brushing and flossing. See your dental professional to have your home care regimen evaluated. Read more...
See dentist first! Gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, might be able to be reversed or eliminated from proper brushing and flossing. Periodontitis, the more advanced stage, requires professional treatment from a dentist. You really can't diagnose which stage you have on your own and therefore need to be evaluated by a dentist. Even in the early stages, without professional care, things will only worsen. Read more...

What is the easiest way to describe gingivitis/periodontal disease to a person?

Inflamed Gums. Bacterial film builds up under the gums creating inflammation and eventual underlying destruction. Read more...
Gum inflammation. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. Reversible & not associated with bone loss. Periodontitis is a chronic, incurable but treatable disease where supporting bone around teeth is lost. There are predisposing risk factors such as; smoking, stress, genetics, medications, systemic diseases, poor home care. Read more...
Internet. Internet, google for the picture (image) of periodontitis vs. Gingivitis, a wiki description of both, and the picture of the periapical xray of perio vs. Gingivitis. The best is having a joint consultation with a dentist/periodontist. Read more...
Plaque buildup. Bacteria, when not removed regularly, irritates the margin of the gums and you may experience bleeding when you brush and floss. That is gingivitis. It becomes periodontitis when the inflammation causes separation of the fibers that hold the gum to the teeth the plaque may start to cause a reaction that leads to bone loss. Read more...
Stages. Gum disease is the first stage of mouth infection where the bone is not effected. Periodontal disease is later with the infection causing bone loss and more infection. If left untreated be prepared to lose all of your teeth and have a difficult time making a denture fit. Read more...