Stress, smoking, poor oral hygiene and many other health-related issues can cause periodontitis. While it can be prevented, unfortunately it cannot be cured – only professionally managed. This is why it’s so important to catch it in its early stages.
Periodontitis is an inflammation of the tissues that hold your teeth in place, brought on by plaque that builds up on the teeth. It causes irreversible damage to your bone structure around your teeth. At the final stage, it may lead to premature tooth loss.