Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments Of Periodontal DiseasePeriodontal disease is the term that describes the two diseases of the gingiva or gums namely gingivitis or periodontitis. The name of the disease is used for oral health problems associated with a change in gum-affecting bacteria or the adverse effects that are associated with an increase in those bacteria. In most cases, Island Dental Associates can treat gum or periodontal diseases. Practicing proper oral hygiene is the best way to avoid developing these different diseases.


What Causes The Disease?

Our mouths are like landfills in that they contain a lot of bacteria. When you combine that with the mucous and a number of other particles, plaque is continually growing on our teeth. When that plaque is left unchecked and unremoved, it becomes harder and forms tartar that regular brushing cannot eliminate. Once it progress to this stage, only a periodontist can solve the problem. There are a number of common causes which include: