Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Stages, Causes, and Prevention

Periodontal disease, often referred to as simply “gum disease”, is a disease of the dental structures surrounding the teeth. There are two forms of periodontal disease, one being a relatively minor infection of the gums that is treatable, and another being irreversible (although still treatable). The former is called gingivitis while the latter is called periodontitis. Differences Between Gingivitis and …