Man getting his teeth checked at dentist

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is commonly referred to as “gum disease”, “gingivitis”, and “periodontitis”. These terms are usually correct, but there are some technicalities that need to be cleared up. Gum disease – A synonym for periodontal disease. Gingivitis – The first stage of periodontal disease (usually accompanied by mild symptoms, often reversible) Periodontitis – The advanced stage of gum disease (usually …