Thursday, December 7, 2017

Philadelphia Dentist Periodontal Disease Information

The word "periodontal" literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease (also known as "gum disease", "pyorrhea" or "periodontal infection") is an ongoing bacterial infection  which effects the gums and bone around your teeth. This infection leads to an inflammation under the gums, and, if not treated, this inflammation can destroy the bone around your teeth. This, in turn, results in tooth loss. 75% of all adult tooth loss is due to periodontal infection.

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