Hello there ,
Thanks for writing your query,
Dental plaque is very injurious to the periodontal health which includes health of gums , teeth and the attachment apparatus.
Plaque is the bacterial colonization , whitish sticky deposition seen on the surfaces of the teeth.
It is caused due poor oral hygiene
,improper brushing and flossing that leads to accumulation of bacterial plaque and calculus deep in the gum pockets and root surfaces of the teeth.
It leads to condition called gingivitis
which may progress to periodontitis
Gingivitis presents with symptoms of redness , bleeding gums
, swelling , pain ,recession and sensitivity of teeth.
if not treated in time , it may lead to loss of attachment of the teeth and finally EXFOLIATION OF THE TEETH.
It needs to be treated by thorough professional deep scaling of gums and root planing of the teeth to remove all the irritants ,this will help in resolving the symptoms followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesics.
i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine
i hope this helps ,