Posted at 08:01h in Dental ServicesGum disease affects about 75% of the US population, with 47% being mild or severe cases of periodontal disease. The main difference is that gingivitis affects the gums and is reversible, and periodontitis affects the supporting structure of the tooth and has more permanent side effects. Both are treated by a dental hygienist, periodontist, or your general dentist and require consistent compliance from patients. Curious as to whether you might suffer from gingivitis? Looking to learn a little more about the condition? Then you’re in the right place. This article has all the information you need.