Posted by
Treating Gum Disease

Treating Gum Disease

Periodontal diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis usually require lifelong maintenance therapy to ensure good oral health. By Lynn Yoffee Medically Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Gum diseases, also known as periodontal diseases, are usually caused by a build-up of bacteria and plaque that inflames and infects the gums. Plaque is a clear film on […]

Posted by
Understanding Periodontitis: A Progressive Form of Gum Disease

Understanding Periodontitis: A Progressive Form of Gum Disease

Periodontitis is a gum infection that requires immediate dental treatment. If left untreated, it can result in tooth loss and other serious health problems. By Lynn Yoffee Medically Reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, exists in two forms: gingivitis and periodontitis. Both types of gum disease arise from […]