What Is Periodontal Disease?

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You’ve probably heard of this ailment referred to as “gum disease”. That’s one of the more common terms it goes by. However, many people also refer to it as “periodontitis” or “gingivitis”, which are both stages in gum/periodontal disease. This problem is a painful inflammation of the gums which can lead to pain, excessive bleeding, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Periodontal disease often results from a lack of proper dental hygiene or seeing your dentist for dental services on a regular basis. Continue reading “What Is Periodontal Disease?”