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What is Periodontal disease?

The term "periodontal" stems from two Greek words: "peri" meaning "around" and "odontal" meaning "tooth." The stages of periodontal disease include gingivitis, mild periodontitis, moderate periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. Occuring at any age, but in largest numbers after the age of 35, periodontitis is responsible for 70% of adult tooth loss. Most people are unaware they have a periodontal disease until they recognize one or more of the following warning signs.

warning signs

  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Gums that pull away from the teeth
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus between the gum and the tooth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • A change in the fit of partial dentures
  • Increasing space between teeth
  • Learn more about the link between smoking and gum disease.

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