Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease, characterized by the destruction of the tissues supporting the teeth (periodontal ligament, cement, alve olar bone) . Gingivitis has proceeded up to the alveolar bone (Jawbone). The main reason for periodontitis is bacterial plaque and it can be treated mechanically. However, genetical, environmental and systematical factors can also be determinant for the diseasee to occur.
Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, epilepsy, down syndrome, aids and blood discases can be included in those systematical factors.