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What are other kinds of gum infections besides gingivitus and periodontitis?

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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
ANUG: ..Which stands for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis is another type as well as a disease that used to be known as juvenile periodontosis that is now called localized aggressive periodontitis.
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
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.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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.
Dr. Paul Grin
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.

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