Unlike gingivitis, periodontitis is a process that involves not only the gingiva but progresses in-depth and affects the underlying bone of the skull.
Once developed, the process continues to progress over time if left untreated. In this case, it can lead to baring of the teeth and subsequent tooth shaking. This is one of the main reasons for tooth extraction in the elderly. That is why we at VM Dent monitor very closely the presence of even the initial forms of this disease, which, if treated properly, allows to stop its progression.