Inflammatory disease affecting the tissues that support the teeth, known as periodontitis, is a quite common disease that occurs even among young people. It starts very slowly and is often overlooked by patients. First signs are bleeding from gingiva and halitosis (bad breath).
Effective prevention consists of regular professional dental cleaning where patient acquires correct hygiene habits and learns to use correct cleaning tools. It is also very important to undergo regular preventive dental checks.
Incorrect or no treatment can lead to loss of bone structure and teeth.