Periodontal Diseases Periodontal diseases can affect one or more of the periodontal tissues/structures (e.g. alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, cementum and gingiva). While there are many different periodontal diseases that can affect these tooth-supporting tissues/structures, by far the most common ones are plaque-induced inflammatory conditions, such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually precedes periodontitis (gum disease). However, it is important to know that not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis. In the early stage of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque build up, causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed during tooth brushing. Related Journals of Periodontal Diseases
Oral Health and Dental Management, Journals Periodontics and Prosthodontics: Open Access Journals, Journal of Periodontal Research, Journal of Periodontology, International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, British Dental Journal, International Journal of Periodontology.