Gingivitis is beginning-stage gum disease and is easily reversible. But if allowed to progress, it will turn into late-stage gum disease, or periodontitis. Periodontitis leads to gum recession and tooth loss, and its treatment requires more invasive procedures. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn more.
Gingivitis often appears without symptoms, at least at first. So it’s vital that you visit us every six months for a cleaning and examination.