A 39-year-old member asked:
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What are the causes of jaw abscess/bone loss and subsequent tooth death, with no trauma, cracking, etc?

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Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience in Dentistry
Gum disease: Gum disease (clinically called periodontitis) can cause all of those problems. It is an infection of the gums and bone around the teeth, primarily driven by poor oral hygiene but having numerous other contributing factors. It results in jawbone loss, abcesses, and sometimes even tooth death and loss.
Answered on Jun 25, 2013

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