Author: Eduardo Montero, David Herrera. Posgrado de Periodoncia, Facultad de Odontología Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Published on: April 2014
Periodontitis is a set of infectious diseases of the tooth support tissues (periodontal ligament, cementum and alveolar bone), resulting in the progressive destruction of these tissues. This destruction is accompanied by the formation of pockets between teeth and gums, where bacteria responsible for the process, accumulate and organise themselves to form biofilm.