Gum diseases start when plaque buildup under and along the gum lines. Plaque can also cause Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. It can cause chronic inflammation in your gums. Periodontics is an advanced form of gum disease that affects the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth. It may also lead to teeth loss. Periodontal disease and tooth decay are the two major threats to dental health. Gum diseases can occur at any age but mostly happens in the early twenties. Nearly, 65 million Americans in the United States have periodontics or gum disease. Periodontal diseases are prevalent in both developed and undeveloped country and can affect 20-50% of the global population.