“Beautiful teeth add more beauty to the face” People are showing more interest in the external parts of the body such as the face, hands, legs, stomach, etc..… But how many of you take care of your teeth regularly? Half of the people are not taking care of their teeth properly. In the end, they face more issues related to gums and teeth. At one point in time, they lose their beauty as a whole. Whoever said health is wealth was rightbut this is the fact.

In today’s article, we will know more about periodontal treatment and how to protect your gums and teeth from diseases. Stick to the content till the end.

What is meant by periodontitis? What treatment do we have to take?

Periodontitis is also called gum disease. It creates a gum infection in our mouth that causes damage to the soft tissue present in the gums. If you don’t take proper treatment at the right time, it damages the bone present above the teeth. The immunity of the teeth will slowly go down leading to the loss of teeth periodically.

It is a very common one. It arises due to weak oral hygiene. Following the simple rule of brushing your teeth twice a day, doing oil pulling, and regular checkups for your teeth improves the health of your teeth. These are called non-surgical treatments. But if the periodontitis is slightly advanced, we have to opt for surgical treatments such as gum graft surgery, flap surgery, bone and tissue grafts, etc…

What is meant by gingiva and its types? What is the distinction between periodontitis and gingivitis?

The tissue present in the upper and lower jaws is enclosed with the base of the teeth. The other name for gingiva is called gums. There are two types of the gingiva.

  • Marginal Gingiva
  • Attached Gingiva.


It is a light form of the disease from gums. It causes redness, irritation, and inflammation in the gingiva section (the part of the gum present beneath the teeth). Don’t be careless; take action immediately. If you want a solution, you must try periodontal treatment, as gingivitis usually responds well to periodontal treatment.

Difference between gingivitis and periodontitis:

  • Gingivitis is the before the stage of periodontitis.
  • But not every gingivitis turn into periodontitis.
  • Gingivitis can be easily eliminated by taking proper action at the right time.
  • The key difference between the two is gingivitis can easily be cured, while periodontitis is not cured easily.
  • Gingivitis is a gum inflammation. In simple words, it is a beginning stage. But periodontitis is an advanced stage that leads to tooth loss.

How to protect your gingiva from gum disease?

To keep your gums more healthy and prevent diseases, follow the steps regularly:

  • Brush your teeth properly. Brush your teeth 2 times per day.
  • Use soft brushes and good toothpaste.
  • Use the toothbrush only for 2 to 3 months.
  • Don’t brush your teeth very hard. Move gently and cover all areas.
  • There are more varieties of toothpaste available in the stores. It is advisable to use the fluoride form of toothpaste.
  • Rinse your mouth with water regularly to remove the food and waste particles present in the mouth.
  • Quit smoking and maintain healthy teeth.
  • Regular dental checkups prevent the diseases in the initial stage.