Periodontitis, also known as pyorrhea, is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting
the periodontium, i.e., the tissues that surround and support the teeth.
Periodontitis (per-e-o-don-TIE-tis) is a serious gum infection that damages the
soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis can
Dec 21, 2015 ... Periodontitis means 'inflammation around the tooth' - it is a serious gum infection
that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the tooth.
Periodontitis occurs when inflammation or infection of the gums (gingivitis) is
allowed to progress without treatment. Infection and inflammation spreads from
What Is It? Periodontitis is a group of conditions. All of them involve inflammation
of the gums and other structures that support the teeth. This disease often starts ...
Periodontitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins
with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end -- if not properly treated -- with ...
Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of Periodontitis from
the Consumer Version of the Merck Manuals.
Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. With time, plaque can spread
and grow below the gum line. Toxins produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate ...
Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gums resulting from an
opportunistic infection of endogenous plaque biofilm. It usually manifests as a ...
This leads to swollen, bleeding gums, signs of gingivitis (the earliest stage of
periodontal disease), and loosening of the teeth, a sign of severe periodontitis (