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

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Inflammatory Disease: in the periodontal pocket may cause tissue destruction.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dentistry 38 years experience
Periodontal disease: 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.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Yes: Inflammation is destructive. If you know you have inflammatory Periodontal Disease, you would be best serve by consulting with a gum specialist, a Periodontist.
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Last updated Oct 18, 2016

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