Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums and bone around the teeth. This in infection if not treated can lead to recession of the gums and bone support around the teeth. This eventually results in loss of the teeth. The infection is caused by poor oral hygiene allowing the build up of plaque, calculus, and harmful bacteria. Research has shown that periodontal infections can contribute to the incidence heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Factors Contributing To Periodontal Disease:
Signs and Symptoms: