Updated January 7, 2022
Periodontal disease or Periodontitis is inflammation of the gums. This condition can be acute, chronic, or intermittent. There are several root causes/factors including stealth infection, nutritional deficiencies, allergy, and mechanical issues as well.
Since the gums in part maintain the relationship between the tooth, socket, and periodontal ligament, dysfunction of the gums puts both the tooth and the jawbone at risk…
Here’s an article from 1851 (!) about the use of iodine in periodontal disease
Neopterin and Periodontal Disease