Chronic Periodontitis

Chronic Periodontitis is a common disease of the oral cavity consisting of chronic inflammation of the periodontal tissues that is caused by accumulation of profuse amounts of dental plaque. Gingival inflammation and bone destruction are often painless and patients sometimes assume that painless bleeding after teeth cleaning is insignificant, although this may be a symptom of progressing chronic periodontitis in the patient.

Malocclusion is a condition in which there is an abnormal arrangement of the teeth. Causes of malocclusion could be either by pre-existing condition or by environmental factors. Periodontal disease causes the gums to pull away from teeth to become loose and separate.

By:
Dr. John Paul C. Gonzales
Oral Surgery Resident, St Jude Hospital and Medical Center

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