About Dental Disease

Dental disease is caused by the combination of food residue and the bacteria living in the mouth, though it can be complicated by things such as fractured teeth.

Grade I: Plaque has formed on the teeth, and the gum tissue (gingiva) at the edge of the tooth is inflamed.

Grade II: All of the gingiva is swollen and inflamed. Tartar has continued to form.

Grade III: The gingiva is fragile, and may bleed. It is beginning to recede from the edge of the tooth.

Grade IV: Chronic infection is destroying the gingival tissue, the root of the tooth, and the bone the teeth are attached to.


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