Defining Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection affecting the gums and connective tissues. If plaque and tartar (films of bacteria) stay on the teeth for too much time, the bacteria in them move to and along the gums, causing serious inflammation and even loss of teeth. Gum disease comes in two severities: gingivitis and periodontitis. If you... read more ยป