What Is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis can be understood better when we have an idea of the anatomy of the tooth and its supporting structure.

In almost all cases, periodontitis starts with gingivitis.
05-In almost all cases, periodontitis starts with gingivitis
In susceptible patients, plaque and tartar will cause irritation of the gums and bone loss. This condition is called periodontitis.
06-In susceptible patients, plaque and tartar will cause irritation of the gums and bone loss
Bone loss means that the support of the tooth is reduced. Uncontrolled bone loss leads to tooth loss.
07-Bone loss means that the support of the tooth is reduced
When periodontitis is present:

  1. 1. Pocket depth increases due to swelling and bone loss.
  2. 2. The gums may bleed more easily when touched.
  3. 3. The supporting bone level is reduced around the tooth.Uncontrolled periodontal disease is a common cause of tooth loss in the adult population.
08-When periodontitis is present

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