Most people have heard of gum disease, but do you really know what it is or how it can progress? The actual name for gum disease is periodontal disease, and it affects not just the gums but also the bone beneath the gums. Here’s what you need to know about periodontal disease and how it can affect you.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is a condition in which the gums begin to recede and become inflamed. If left unchecked, the disease can penetrate below the gum into the bone, resulting in bone loss of the jaw beneath the teeth. Periodontal disease can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the severity and stage of the condition. [Read more…]