Types of Periodontal DiseasePeople can have various types of periodontal disease. Here at Snohomish Family Dentistry, we not only help prevent the different types of periodontal diseases but also get get rid of it if you unfortunately have it.

Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes the gums to become red and swollen. This is uncomfortable and, if left untreated, will become worse.

Aggressive periodontitis occurs even when a person is fairly healthy. You may experience bone destruction and familial aggregation.

Chronic periodontitis is the result of inflammation in the supporting tissues of the teeth. This is actually the most common form of periodontitis. Although it is most common in adults, people of all ages can develop it.

Necrotizing periodontal disease is an infection through gingival tissue. These lesions are are most commonly seen in people with systemic conditions.

Although there are different types of periodontal disease, all of them can easily be prevented through good daily dental hygiene. Make sure that you are seeing your dentist regularly as dentists typically can find periodontitis disease before it even becomes a bigger issue.

If you have any questions about periodontal disease, contact us at (360) 568-5411.