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DO I REALLY HAVE TO SEE YOU AGAIN? (Part 1 of 2)

Image showing healthy tooth and gums and periodontal disease.

You were just diagnosed with periodontal disease.  OMG!  How could this happen??  You swear you are doing a good job at home.  Well, don't panic and let’s discuss it.

            First, maybe we should brief on what periodontal disease actually is.  Periodontal (gum) disease is an inflammatory disease that affects the soft and hard structures that support the teeth.  Gingivitis is the early stage: the gums become swollen and red due to inflammation.  Gingivitis is reversible, a lot of times by improving homecare and/or more frequent cleanings.  Periodontal disease is when the infection has spread to the bone that supports the tooth structure.  It is the number one reason why people ...

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