Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Facts about Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Although bacteria are the causative factor of the periodontal diseases, there are powerful influencing factors that can modify the course of the diseases such as (1) smoking, (2) genetic differences, (3) baseline severity of disease, (4) Presence of P. gingivalis, P. intermedia, and B. forsythus, and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, and (5) individual compliance with established standards…