What is Periodontics?
Periodontal health pertains to the gums and the bone around the teeth. Gingivitis is inflamed gum tissue, which is an early form of gum disease. Periodontal disease is more advanced and involves calculus (tartar) build up and bone loss.
What are signs of gum disease?
Calculus (tartar build-up)
Inflammation and redness of the tissue
Soreness of the gums and teeth
Bad breath (halitosis)
Loose teeth, bone loss
Receding gums (root exposure)
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