What is periodontitis?

Advanced gum infection is called “Periodontitis”. Here, the gum infection has spread to the deeper supporting structure of the tooth, which is called the ‘Periodontal ligament’. You will have issues like bleeding gums, pain in the gums and jaws, loose teeth, gum recession, food lodgement between teeth and pain on chewing on hard food. Restoring the health of your gums at this stage is possible. The treatment procedures are however lengthy and time consuming. Your dentist will guide you on the treatment options and outcome.