Types of Gum Disease

Whether your gum disease is mild or serious, it’s important that you know what type it is. This way, you can address the infection appropriately, leading to a more effective treatment. Of course, your dentist knows what to do. Check this infographic presented by Felt Family Dentistry. It explains the different types of gum disease.


  1. Gingivitis – Mildest form of gum disease. It causes the gums to become swollen.
  2. Perio-endo Lesion — An infection that starts in the root of the tooth and then advances to the gingiva.
  3. Periodontal Abscess – Develops within the gingival pocket.
  4. Chronic Periodontitis – A disease that starts from gingivitis. Symptoms include swelling and bone destruction.
  5. Gingival Recession – The main sign is when the root of the tooth is exposed.
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