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Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease is a type of disease that affects one or more of the periodontal tissues:

  1. alveolar bone

  2. periodontal ligament

  3. cementum

  4. gingiva


While many different diseases affect the tooth-supporting structures, plaque-induced inflammatory lesions make up the vast majority of periodontal diseases and have traditionally been divided into two categories:

  1. gingivitis 

  2. periodontitis.


While in some sites or individuals, gingivitis never progresses to periodontitis, data indicates that gingivitis always precedes periodontitis.

Click the pdf below for periodontal homecare tips.

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