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Is it possible for a 15 year old get periodontitis?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Periodontal disease and periodontitis is not age specific as it can affect people of all ages.

In brief: Yes
Periodontal disease and periodontitis is not age specific as it can affect people of all ages.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. H E Henry
the bacterial biome of the mouth is established in infancy because saliva is communicable. It continues to evolve and change through adulthood as new bacteria are introduced. Some bacteria are particularly pathogenic and aggressive for some people with particular susceptablity due either to genetic make-up or immune system suppression. This means the disease can present itself at any age.
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
With poor oral hygiene.

In brief: Yes
With poor oral hygiene.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics
In brief: Yes
Localized aggressive periodontitis is the diagnostic term.

In brief: Yes
Localized aggressive periodontitis is the diagnostic term.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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