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Periodontal disease is another term for gum disease. Long-term
infection of the gums, bone, and other tissues that surround and support the
teeth causes periodontal disease.
Early treatment of gum disease may prevent more severe disease,
which is harder to treat. Brushing and flossing regularly help prevent
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
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