Because the primary cause of gum disease is plaque, any type of gum disease treatment requires good daily care at home. Waterpik® oral health care products are clinically proven to reduce gingivitis, remove plaque, and improve gum health to help prevent and treat gum disease.
You may have gum disease if you are experiencing:
The severity of gum disease ranges from a mild type known as gingivitis to the more serious type called periodontitis. The most severe cases of gum disease can result in tissue damage, bone loss, and even tooth loss.
Treatment of gum disease depends on a number of factors, including the severity of the disease, the quality of your oral health care, and risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, and pregnancy.
Learn more about gum disease symptoms and specific treatments.
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can result in inflammation, red gums, and bleeding gums.
Periodontitis is a more severe form of gum disease. You may notice receding gums and areas that become infected.
Periodontal pockets are a symptom of periodontal disease.