What is Periodontal Disease?
Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease.
Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. With time, plaque can spread and grow below the gum line.
Tobacco and Periodontal Disease
As you probably already know, tobacco use is linked with many serious illnesses such as cancer, lung disease and heart disease, as well as numerous other health problems.
Heart and Periodontal Disease
It’s possible that if you have periodontal disease, you may be at risk for cardiovascular disease…
Diabetes and and Periodontal Disease
The two-way relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes.
Pregnancy and Periodontal Disease
It’s possible that if you have periodontal disease and are pregnant, you may be at risk for having a premature, low birthweight baby.
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color.