Parodontitis problem usually starts with gum inflammation. It is difficult to recognize, and it is its real danger, while developing the patients do not feel any pain, so they do not think they will need a dental treatment. Most of them do not consider gum bleeding as a symptom, they think it is a simple sensitiveness, although healthy gums never bleed, even during brushing teeth.
The triggering causes of parodontitis include : improper dental hygiene (high amount of tartar), diabetes, genetic reasons, smoking, immunodeficiency condition, taking certain medicine (ie: calcium channel blockings) and according to the latest researches the vitamin D. Nowadays parodontitis is the same kind of endemic disease as the dental decay.
Furthermore it makes it worse that most people are convinced that parodontitis is normal at a later age, middle-aged patients strongly think they will need prostheses soon. This should not be the case, as our teeth - like the other organs - are calibrated to serve us during our entire life.