Lesson 3: Progression and Prevention

Image #1: Gingivitis;  Image#2: Healthy gingivae.

In some cases, when gingivitis is left untreated, it can lead to a more serious gum disease called periodontitis, which causes tooth loss. The good news is that gingivitis is reversible and preventable when treated with proper oral hygiene and the elimination of risk factors.

This photo gives you an idea of what healthy gingivae will look like before and after treatment.