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Can docs explain what does periodontal disease do to you?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Bone loss: Periodontal disease causes loss of the bony support of your teeth. Left untreated, the loss of bone will cause your teeth to hurt, shift, wobble, and eventually fall out or need extraction. If you are affected, have it treated promptly to save your teeth.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Serious condition: Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums and bone that if not treated, can cause you to lose your teeth and deteriorates your general health. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment if needed.

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