Gum Disease - Mississauga
Gum disease, medically referred to as periodontitis, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gums and surrounding tissues. The infection may worsen in the presence of plaque and tartar whereby creating an infected pocket that surrounds the infected tooth. When this pocket deepens, the infection may spread to the tissues surrounding the tooth and thus contributing the loss of the alveolar bone containing the tooth sockets. If left untreated, it can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth.