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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is comprised of two separate words: perio which means around and dontal, meaning teethPeriodontal disease is an infection of the gum that surrounds the teeth. Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that can destroy soft tissue rapidly.The leading cause of gum disease or periodontal disease is poor oral hygiene. The early stage of periodontal disease is referred to as gingivitis, while the severe stage is often called periodontists. A Periodontitis is a medical professional who helps prevent or treat periodontal disease.


Gingivitis is a mild inflammation/irritation of the gum (the flesh around the teeth also referred gingiva) as a result of an excess of plaque (accumulation of bacteria on teeth) in the mouth. Gingivitis is the earliest and mildest of all periodontal diseases, and it is commonly found in teenagers. It could be acute/short-lived or chronic/prolonged; its symptoms are redness of the gum margins, swelling of the gums, and bleeding when brushing. Unlike
periodontitis, signs of gingivitis are not always visible. Gingivitis does not require surgical treatment but can be contained or cured through an active practice of personal oral hygiene.

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