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Stages of Gum Disease

Baytown gum disease treatmentGum disease is a condition that occurs when the soft tissue surrounding your teeth becomes inflamed or infected. This is a serious oral health issue that if left untreated, can result in tooth loss. The earlier Dr. Khavari can diagnose and treat your gum disease, the more likely you are to avoid serious issues down the road.

There are two different stages of gum disease:

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis

Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease, when a buildup of plaque and tartar cause your gums to become inflamed. At this point, your teeth are still firmly in place, and no irreversible bone or tissue damage has developed. Gingivitis is easily reversible with proper treatment.

Common symptoms of gingivitis include:

  • Red, sore or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums, particularly during brushing
  • Bad breath

If left untreated, gingivitis may progress to periodontitis. This is the more advanced stage of gum disease, and more aggressive treatment is necessary in order to prevent irreversible damage.

Symptoms of periodontitis include:

  • Receding gums
  • Formation of deep pockets between your teeth and gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Changes to the way your teeth fit together when you bite down

If not properly treated, periodontitis can result in tooth and bone loss.

At Love Brushing Dentistry, we offer a variety of periodontal treatment options. Depending on the nature and severity of your gum disease, Dr. Khavari may recommend:

  • Basic cleaning (for patients exhibiting the early stages of gingivitis)
  • Deep cleaning and antimicrobial rinse
  • Scaling and root planing

Please contact Love Brushing Dentistry using the form on this page or call 713-659-0841 today to schedule a dental exam and cleaning. We serve patients in Channelview, Baytown, Pasadena and the surrounding areas of Houston, Texas.


Patient reviews

Patient reviews

10000% recommend Love Brushing! The staff is super nice and attentive the moment you walk in the door. Once in the room Dr. Khavari does very detailed and careful work. The bedside manner from everyone is great! The office is always clean and friendly.

- Melissa C

I absolutely love this Dentist!! I’ve been taking my babies here for almost 5 years now and I wouldn’t take them any other place. Dr. Khavari, Alicia, Christina, and Raquel are all super sweet, always so gentle with my girls, and are really amazing at what they do. As a mother, it’s the best feeling knowing your babies are in the best of hands.

- Jess

Top tier customer service good conversation and professionalism. Loved the end result of my smile.


My visit to Love Brushing Dentistry was amazing. They greeted me with a warm welcome and the waiting period was fast. Dr. Khavari and her staff were gentle and comforting. Dr. Khavari was so gentle and caring when I went in for my deep cleaning…I love how she gave me some tips about maintaining my cleaning and she was professional and her staff. I would recommend this dentist’s office anytime. I’m grateful I found my home..thank you Dr. Khavari and her staff.

- Veronica

Been coming for a few years now and my kids always receive excellent care and treatment. Dr. Khavari and all the ladies are very friendly and great at explaining everything. I referred my mom here and she has also been very happy with the care she has received. Thank you Love Brushing! 🙂

- Yolanda