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7 Complications Associated With Periodontitis (Gum Disease)

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Periodontitis is a serious infection of the gums (gingivitis) that causes damage to the soft tissues and bones that support your teeth. An estimated 47.2 percent of adults in America have severe, moderate or mild periodontitis, according to a 2009 and 2010 study that researched the prevalence of periodontitis in adults in the United States. In addition to a plethora of uncomfortable symptoms such as swollen gums, pain or tenderness of the gums and pus formation between the gums and teeth, many serious complications can occur. Here’s a look at some dangerous complications your periodontist may point out to you. 1. Tooth Loss Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can generally be reversed with regular brushing and flossing. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, which can lead to tooth loss. As periodontitis progresses, the supporting structures...

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