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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 the
bones that support the teeth are damaged. Teeth may get loose and fall out or
need to be removed.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerSteven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
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