Stages of Periodontal Disease

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Stages of Periodontal Disease
Images shows various stages of damage caused by periodontal disease.
Healthy Tissue:
No bleeding or puffy
gums, pockets all
measure to a normal
3mm or less.
Stage I :
Bleeding gums when measured, puffy in
appearance and pockets no greater
than 3mm. No damage to the supporting bone in this stage.
Stage II:
Bleeding and puffy gums that measure slightly more than normal at up to 5mm.
Stage III:
Bleeding and swollen gums with pockets that will measure up to 6mm and more. Recession beginning to appear.
When periodontitis progresses to the advanced stage, the gums severely recede (pull away from the tooth)
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