Hygiene / Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Your gum tissue is not attached to the teeth as high as it may seem.

There is a very shallow v-shaped crevice called a sulcus between the tooth and gums. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line in the sulcus, where they cause the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down.

Periodontal diseases are classified according to the severity of the disease. The two major stages are gingivitis and periodontitis. As there are different stages of gum disease, there are different types of ‘cleanings’.