The term periodontal disease often confuses people. They’re not sure what it means exactly, and more importantly, they often assume that it’s reserved as an adult-only problem. The truth is that there are three types of periodontal disease, some more common than others, and they can happen to adolescents just as easily as they occur in adults. It’s important to check for these types of problems early and often because without proper treatment, they can develop into serious issues that will haunt your child’s teeth throughout their adult life.
Gingivitis is the most common form of periodontal disease. Simply put, gingivitis is inflammation of ...