Periodontitis or pyorrhea is a type of gum disease of advanced nature which leads to inflammation of gums and sometimes even their infection. Periodontitis occurs when you fail to successfully treat gingivitis and plaque builds up over a long period of time. When this plaque and tartar comes in contact with the toxins and immune response then connective tissues of teeth as well as bones break down thus leading to loose teeth. Some common symptoms of periodontitis are bleeding gums, bad breath, swelling in gums, inflammation, deep pockets between gums and teeth, loose teeth, mouth ulcers, pus, etc. Common factors that cause periodontitis are gingivitis, excessive tobacco use, poor dental hygiene, hormonal changes, aging, menopause, diabetes, and hereditary factors. Periodontitis can be cured and prevented with home remedies. Here are some of them.