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Will inflammation in the periodontal ligament cause destruction of the fibers?

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

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in the periodontal pocket may cause tissue destruction.

Answered Oct 14, 2015

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered

Specializes in Dentistry

You describe periodontal disease and this is exactly what happens. The inflammation destroys the tissues, including the periodontal fibers, the bone and all the tissues. The inflammation can also effect the rest of the body.

Answered Dec 5, 2015

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Inflammation is destructive. If you know you have inflammatory Periodontal Disease, you would be best serve by consulting with a gum specialist, a Periodontist.

Answered Oct 18, 2016

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