Periodontitis and Diabetes Mellitus

The association of sever periodontitis and diabetes mellitus is very strong and complex. The periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterised by the destruction of supporting structures of the teeth, the periodontal fibres and alveolar bone. It is a highly prevalent disease. Severe periodontitis is prevalent in 10-15% of the population. It affects the quality […]

Periodontal Abscess

Periodontal abscess is seen almost exclusively in patients with existing periodontal disease and/or uncontrolled diabetes. The discomfort associated with the swelling, is usually not enough to keep the patient awake at night. Pain is often difficult to locate. The flora associated with periodontal abscess is more mixed than with most other periodontal infection. Q. What […]

Acute Ulcerative Gingivitis

Introduction Acute ulcerative gingivitis which was previously known as acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, trench mouth, and Vincent’s disease, is an extremely painful infection of the periodontal tissues.   Signs & Symptoms It is characterized by punched out inter-dental papilla, ulcers often covered with a grayish membrane and, usually have fetid odor. It is rarely associated […]


Q1. What is gingivitis? Answer:         Gingivitis is inflammation of gingival tissues.         Gingivitis is restricted to the gingiva.         Gingiva becomes red and swollen, and bleeds easily.         It is rarely painful and with correct, treatment, is reversible.         Gingivitis develops because of the presence of an undisturbed bacterial bio-film, known as plaque in the gingival crevices and adjacent […]

Periodontal Disease

Q1. What is periodontal disease? Answer: Periodontal disease is inflammation of the gingivae and the supporting structure of the teeth- the periodontal ligament, the cementum and the alveolar bone.   Q2. What are the common forms of the periodontal disease? Answer: The most common forms of periodontal disease present as chronic conditions. There are two major […]