What are the stages of gingivitis?

What are the stages of gingivitis?

5 Stages of Gum Disease: Spotting the Signs to Get Treatment in…

  • First Signs. In the very early stages of gum disease, your teeth will seem basically healthy.
  • Gingivitis.
  • Early Periodontitis.
  • Moderate Periodontitis.
  • Advanced Periodontitis.

What does a gum score of 5 mean?

Healthy gum tissue will usually yield numbers of less than 4 mm. Higher numbers indicate that the tissue is inflamed and some dental treatment may be necessary.” Typically, 1 – 3 mm is healthy, 4 is a warning and anything over 5 is a call to action to prevent disease.

How bad is a 5mm pocket?

The area between the tooth and the gums is called pockets. A healthy pocket is within 2-3mm. More than 3 mm is a sign of periodontal disease and more than 5mm would require deep cleaning/root planning.

What kills gingivitis?

Use Antibacterial Mouthwash Look for a mouthwash that’s specifically designed for treating gingivitis, and rinse as directed on package instructions. Typically, rinsing for 30 seconds twice a day (after brushing and flossing) is what’s recommended to help kill bacteria, keep breath fresh and get rid gingivitis.

How does gingivitis look like?

Gingivitis can cause dusky red, swollen, tender gums that bleed easily, especially when you brush your teeth. Healthy gums are firm and pale pink and fitted tightly around the teeth. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis include: Swollen or puffy gums.

Is a 6mm gum pocket bad?

If the majority of the measurements consist of 4, 5, and 6 mm, we would recommend full- mouth deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing. Pockets greater than 6mm get considered for referral to a specialist called a Periodontist.

Does gingivitis hurt?

Because gingivitis usually doesn’t cause pain, many people delay treatment. If not treated, gum disease can cause more serious problems with the gum tissue. Periodontitis is severe gum disease and is caused by long-term infection of the gums, bone, and other tissues that surround and support the teeth.