What is Periodontal Disease?

What is Periodontal Disease?
The term “periodontal” means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease (also commonly referred to as periodontitis and gum disease) is common inflammatory condition that affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth and eventually affecting the jawbone. …When the gums are chronically inflamed, these bacteria can gain entrance into your bloodstream and spread to other parts of your body. Gum disease increases the risk for heart disease, it is linked to pulmonary infections, gastric ulcer reinfections, increases the risk for pre-term and low birth weight in babies, diabetics it makes control of blood sugar more difficult.The progression of gum disease can be halted if the bacteria and debris are removed from these pockets.