Periodontitis is a serious inflammation of the gums. Bacteria that have accumulated on your teeth and gums cause it. As periodontitis worsens, it can lead to bone and tooth loss. The damage can be reversed if periodontitis is treated early and adequate dental hygiene is performed.

Early periodontal disease

In the early stages of periodontitis, the gums recede or pull away from the teeth, and tiny pockets form between the gums and the teeth. The pockets offer a haven for pathogenic germs to thrive. Gum tissue begins to retreat as your immune system fights the infection. Brushing and flossing will almost certainly result in bleeding, as well as some bone loss.