What is periodontitis?
Dental plaque on the transition of your gums to your tooth and the plaque in between your teeth can cause inflamed gums. If you don’t remove the plaque thoroughly, the bacterias in the plaque can cause inflamed gums. We call the initial phase “Gingivitis”. The gums feel swollen and they easily bleed. Not-removed plaque can become hard and then calcify to become tartar. And tartar easily adheres to plaque. Because of this, the gums get inflamed more and more. Eventually, the fibers due to which the tooth adheres to the gums, break. Which results in the teeth getting loose and bacteria’s getting free rein to cause larger inflammations.