Mild periodontitis is the second stage of periodontal disease. Although irreversible, it is still manageable.
Once the periodontal disease reaches this stage, the infection will begin spreading and attacking the bone.
The bacteria become more aggressive, resulting in bone loss.
Signs of mild periodontitis include redness, swelling and bleeding of the gums, worse bad breath, and probing depths (a measurement taken during some check-ups) that are between four to seven millimetres.
At this stage, the infection attacks not only your bones but your bloodstream and immune system as well.
Scaling and root planing can deep clean and remove the deposits of bacteria from your gums.
If ignored, this stage can escalate quickly, resulting in severe bone and tooth loss, increased bleeding, gum sensitivity, and shifting of the teeth.