Periodontology is a science that deals with the health of your gums and jawbone. Almost every other person has some form of periodontal disease.

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Periodontal disease is an illness of the tooth’s supportive apparatus, ie. of those tissues that hold the tooth in the jawbone and amortize the effect of various forces on it.
The main cause of periodontal disease is bad oral hygiene because of which food gets accumulated on your teeth and bacteria destroy them with their toxins.

Gum inflammation

Gum inflammation or gingivitis is the infection of the gingiva (gums). It appears as a consequence of poor oral hygiene and the effects of bacteria. In case it’s not treated it can turn into periodontal disease.
Some of the symptoms of gum inflammation are red and swollen gingiva, your gums bleeding when you’re brushing teeth or after it.

Diagnosing periodontal disease

Diagnosing periodontal disease is done on the basis of a clinical examination which consists of probing the periodontal pockets as well as a radiographic jaw scan. During the exam we’ll determine the depth of the periodontal pockets and their type as well as suggest the adequate treatment.

Diagnosing periodontal disease

Periodontal disease can not be cured, but its onset can be deterred and by doing so, you can prolong the lifespan of your teeth.
See more about treating periodontal disease here.