What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease or periodontitis. This occurs when plaque bacteria at or below the gum line irritate the gums and trigger an inflammatory response, reddened tissue, swelling, and bleeding.Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. This causes redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums. It can usually be reversed by daily brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings by a dental professional. If left untreated this can advance into periodontitis, which is more severe.Read More