Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 October 2013, last major update January 2004
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- Recurrent and continuous gingivitis that affects alveolar bone
- Causes bone destruction and pockets around teeth > 3 mm in depth
- Plaque within pockets serves as nidus for mineralization (dental calculus), causing progressive disease until gingival scarring and bony erosion lead to loss of teeth
- Scaling and cleaning of root surfaces to remove focal irritants, surgery, brushing and flossing
End of Mandible-Maxilla > Inflammatory > Periodontitis
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