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A 43-year-old female asked:

After seeing three periodontists, and being honest to them, they do not know the cause of my bone loss. at 39 y/o, how do i find the root cause?

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
Treat perio disease: Many variables, what was your dental status prior to going to three periodontists? Did you see your dentist on a prescribed basis? Were you told that periodontal disease is evident? Were you referred to a periodontist? Do you floss and brush properly? Are you diabetic, a smoker or suffer from any physical ailments? These and more are questions to be pondered- more important treat the problem now.
Last updated Jun 13, 2016


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