Periodontal is a gum disease. Bacteria build up on the gums where the gums are attached to the tooth. It can be seen as a thick sticky layer which becomes a part of the tooth but different in color. It ruins the smile and harm your tooth and gums very much. It is a result of bad oral hygiene, not properly brushing and flossing the teeth.
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A serious gum infection that damages gums and can destroy the jawbone.
Periodontitis is common but fairly preventable. The cause is usually poor oral hygiene. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. It's a risk factor for heart and lung diseases.
Symptoms include swollen, red, and tender gums.
Treatment includes professionally cleaning the pockets around teeth to prevent damage to the surrounding bone. Advanced cases may require surgery.