Frequently Asked Questions

Gum Disease (Periodontitis)

Date Posted: 1/1/2002

Question
Gum Disease Introduction

Answer
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Periodontal disease (previously known as Pyorrhea) is a major cause of tooth loss in our population. Most of the time, periodontal disease is preventable.


More questions in this category:

Gum Disease Introduction
What is gum disease?
What causes periodontal disease?
What are the most common forms of periodontal disease?
Can gum disease be treated successfully?
My gums bleed. Is that OK?
My mother lost her teeth when she was pregnant. Will that affect me?
Who gets periodontitis?
What are some of the warning signs of periodontal disease?
What can you do?


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