A 44-year-old member asked:
What are other kinds of gum infections besides gingivitus and periodontitis?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
5.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
It is a Continuum: I like to think about gum disease as more of a spectrum - the same process but in varying degrees. The other poster added some great info. In the end, though, gum disease is a bacterial process that progresses over time.
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Periodontics 24 years experience
Varied: Because this question has a very long and detailed answer, we recommend you contact perio.Org. This is the american academy of periodontics, and has the best resources available.
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pain Management 36 years experience
Gum Abscess: is a localized gum infection or collection of pus. The treatment is quite simple and the primary goal of treatment is to drain the infection.
1.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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