It’s not a surprising moment when we speak with a patient who knows a lot about tooth decay and all things cavity-related but who knows next to nothing about gingivitis. Do you know much about gum disease? Even if you don’t feel very educated yet, don’t worry, it’s something that we can quickly tell you all about! For now, let’s gather a general reading on how much you do know. Quiz yourself!
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: Gingivitis is the first phase of gum disease, an issue that will continually progress either until you receive treatment or until you experience extraordinary damage.
- True or False: The extreme damage associated with gingivitis that turns into full blown periodontal disease might include side effects as severe as tooth loss and damage to your jaw tissue.
- True or False: While there are multiple factors that feed into the development of gum issues, the main problem that leads to its development is poor or neglected dental hygiene.
- True. As gum disease begins, it starts out as inflammation in a stage known as gingivitis. If you come in as often as we suggest, we will be able to notice this development and treat it before it progresses. It will progress, leading to complications unless you receive treatment.
- True. Significant tissue loss, including the loss of your teeth and even the loss of jawbone tissue, is common to individuals dealing with periodontal health problems.
- True. For the most part, a patient who fails to keep up with plaque removal is likely to experience gum problems (in addition to other disease, such as decay).