Periodontitis: occurs when gingivitis is neglected, the inflammation extends deeper into the tissue causing the gums to separate from the teeth even further resulting in the formation of deeper pockets which then act as breeding grounds for bacteria and will eventually fill with pus.
Treatment usually consists of the following:
1. Learning effective oral hygiene technique
2. Having your teeth scaled and polished
3. Scaling and Root Planing
4. Where the periodontal condition is advanced, minor surgical procedures may be necessary to gain access to the roots requiring decontamination; as well as to correct any major bone changes that may have resulted from the disease.
5. Each patient will have different problems which will have to be handled on an individual basis.