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What are periodontics diseases?

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Dr. Seth Rosen
Dentistry
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In brief: Gum disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a chronic infection of the gums, ligaments and bone that support the teeth and anchor them in the jaw.

In brief: Gum disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a chronic infection of the gums, ligaments and bone that support the teeth and anchor them in the jaw.
Dr. Seth Rosen
Dr. Seth Rosen
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Dr. Richard Davidson
people commonly say "gum disease", but the most common problem is not so much the gums, but the loss of BONE. If you lose too much bone, the teeth can fall out.
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Dentistry - Periodontics
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In brief: -

Periodontal diseases are the diseases of the supporting structure of teeth.
This includes gums, periodontal ligaments, and alveolar bone.

In brief: -

Periodontal diseases are the diseases of the supporting structure of teeth.
This includes gums, periodontal ligaments, and alveolar bone.
Dr. Vikram Likhari
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Gum disease/pyorrhea

Periodontal disease is a disease of the gums and the underlying bone.
It affect 80% of the adult population and is the most common reason tor tooth loss. It is usually due to a chronic infection in the space between the teeth and gums that causes the bone around the roots of the teeth to dissolve thus loosening them more and more until ultimately they come out. It is treatable.

In brief: Gum disease/pyorrhea

Periodontal disease is a disease of the gums and the underlying bone.
It affect 80% of the adult population and is the most common reason tor tooth loss. It is usually due to a chronic infection in the space between the teeth and gums that causes the bone around the roots of the teeth to dissolve thus loosening them more and more until ultimately they come out. It is treatable.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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Dr. Richard Davidson
periodontal disease is not just a disease of the mouth, oral bacteria are closely related to heart valve disease, other cardio-vascular diseases, Altzheimer's diasease and diabetes, to name a few.
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