Periodontal disease (or known as »parodontosis«) is an inflammation of the gum, which includes appearance of periodontal pockets between the tooth and the gum. It is caused by variou factors like inappropriate oral hygiene, genetics, smoking, stress, diabetes etc. It’s consequences can be much more serious than bad breath and bleeding gums.
If you don’t visit your dentist when the first signs of change appear, the teeth soon become longer, more sensitive and start wobbling. When the bone and periodontal tissues are so affected, they are impossible to restore, that’s why tooth loss takes place and replacement with prosthesis.