Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease caused by bacteria. It is a disease of the bone and gums that surrounds the teeth. Typically your gums shrink back from around the base of your tooth and your teeth become loose. You might see blood or pus at your gum line where your tooth sits, have tooth pain or be grinding your teeth.
Other symptoms of periodontal disease can be taking place elsewhere in your body, you may be diabetic or insulin resistant or given birth to a pre-term or low birth weight baby or be suffering from coronary artery disease. These symptoms, as I have discussed before, can all be caused by the advanced form of gum disease called periodontal disease.
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