Dental diseases like tooth decay and gum disease don’t develop overnight. They develop slowly and progressively get worse. If you don’t recognize the signs and respond with a trip to the dentist, you could develop severe dental issues, including tooth loss. Gum disease starts out as minor inflammation around the gums called gingivitis. At this stage, improving your oral hygiene routine may be all you need to do to reverse the process. Find out more about the stages and signs of gum disease and tooth decay in this infographic from Dental Care of Westlake. We provide dental care for a range of issues, including treatment for gum disease and emergency dental care. When you need a dental cleaning or management of gum disease or tooth decay, choose our practice. Please share this helpful information about dental health with your family and friends.