Nobody wants to hear their dentist tell them they suffer from gingivitis or periodontitis, partly because many people don’t really understand what those terms mean. What’s the difference? How serious are they? Should I be worried?
Untreated periodontitis can not only lead to tooth loss, but may also increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious health conditions. So YES, it is serious, and yes, you should be concerned.
To learn more about these conditions, read THIS ARTICLE from Medical News Today.