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When a woman has periodontal disease, what does it mean?
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Gum & bone infection
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth there are two types of gum disease:gingivitis is the milder form and effects only the gums, while periodontitis is more severe and spreads below the gums to damage the tissues and bone that support the teeth.
It is the same for men and women. This requires periodontal treatment and maintenance.

In brief: Gum & bone infection
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth there are two types of gum disease:gingivitis is the milder form and effects only the gums, while periodontitis is more severe and spreads below the gums to damage the tissues and bone that support the teeth.
It is the same for men and women. This requires periodontal treatment and maintenance.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Chronic infection
It means you have a chronic infection of your gums and possibly bone surrounding your teeth, .

In brief: Chronic infection
It means you have a chronic infection of your gums and possibly bone surrounding your teeth, .
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dentistry
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In brief: Non-gender
It means she needs to better take care of her oral hygiene and see the hygienist on a regularly prescribed frequency, usually 3-4 months for active perio patients.
Periodontal disease is not gender-specific. In fact, married couples (or kissing couples) can transfer the bacterial that causes perio disease to their partner (or children) by kissing and sharing eating utensils.

In brief: Non-gender
It means she needs to better take care of her oral hygiene and see the hygienist on a regularly prescribed frequency, usually 3-4 months for active perio patients.
Periodontal disease is not gender-specific. In fact, married couples (or kissing couples) can transfer the bacterial that causes perio disease to their partner (or children) by kissing and sharing eating utensils.
Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Gum infection
Man or woman, periodontal disease is due to deposition of calculus, bacterial overgrowth, gum destruction that may lead to bone and tooth loss.

In brief: Gum infection
Man or woman, periodontal disease is due to deposition of calculus, bacterial overgrowth, gum destruction that may lead to bone and tooth loss.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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