What is Periodontitis?


You’ve likely heard the terms “gingivitis” and “gum disease”. You may be less familiar with the term “periodontitis”. Today, our team at Metropolitan Dental Care defines periodontitis and explores its causes and symptoms. Additionally, we will also discuss periodontal care in Lone Tree, including the types of treatment available at our practice. What is Periodontitis? Gum disease is a broad, all-encompassing term for inflammation or infection of the gums. Gingivitis is the first stage, and is characterized by red, inflamed gums. Periodontitis, on the other hand, develops once the infection seeps beneath the gum line and begins to erode the supporting [...]