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Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease. Early gum disease causes the gums to pull away from the teeth. This leaves deep pockets where plaque and bacteria can build up. Periodontitis can progress until there is loss in the bones that support the teeth. Teeth may get loose and fall out or need to be removed.
Current as of:
June 30, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineJoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: June 30, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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