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How quickly can periodontal disease develop?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It can develop rapidly or slowly depending on the type.
Since you are 41, if you have periodontal disease, it may be the aggressive form in the moderate to advanced stages, or the chronic form in the early stages. There is a lot of variability here. A comprehensive periodontal evaluation with proper radiographs should answer your question!

In brief: It depends

It can develop rapidly or slowly depending on the type.
Since you are 41, if you have periodontal disease, it may be the aggressive form in the moderate to advanced stages, or the chronic form in the early stages. There is a lot of variability here. A comprehensive periodontal evaluation with proper radiographs should answer your question!
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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Dr. Jonathan Waasdorp
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually slowly

Usually periodontal disease develops slowly over time, and is an interplay between infection in your mouth and your immune response to this.
Certain cases can develop rapidly. Also, a localized problem can develop much more rapidly in certain circumstances. Regardless, it is easiest to treat when diagnosed early.

In brief: Usually slowly

Usually periodontal disease develops slowly over time, and is an interplay between infection in your mouth and your immune response to this.
Certain cases can develop rapidly. Also, a localized problem can develop much more rapidly in certain circumstances. Regardless, it is easiest to treat when diagnosed early.
Dr. Jonathan Waasdorp
Dr. Jonathan Waasdorp
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Dr. Travis Titlow
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

We used to think periodontal disease was a slow, steadily progressing disease.
Research has determined that progression can be very slow for a period of time and then it increases rapidly for a time. Over the long period it appears to be steady in progression but is actually more episodic.

In brief: Varies

We used to think periodontal disease was a slow, steadily progressing disease.
Research has determined that progression can be very slow for a period of time and then it increases rapidly for a time. Over the long period it appears to be steady in progression but is actually more episodic.
Dr. Travis Titlow
Dr. Travis Titlow
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Dr. Daniel Saunders
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 6-12 months

Difficult question.
.. It usually takes several months to develope, but on some can progress rapidly. You should be examined by a dentist immediately.

In brief: 6-12 months

Difficult question.
.. It usually takes several months to develope, but on some can progress rapidly. You should be examined by a dentist immediately.
Dr. Daniel Saunders
Dr. Daniel Saunders
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