Periodontium is the connective tissue that surrounds the tooth root and attaches it to its bony socket.
The tissues include the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament.
Periodontium surrounds and supports the teeth, maintaining them in the maxillary and mandibular bones. All periodontal diseases, including periodontitis, are infections which affect the periodontium. With periodontitis, the alveolar bone around the teeth is slowly and progressively lost. Microorganisms, such as bacteria, stick to the surface of the tooth and multiply – an overactive immune system reacts with inflammation. Untreated periodontitis will eventually result in tooth loss, and may increase the risk of stroke, heart attack and other health problems.
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