What are the Forms of Periodontitis? The most common forms of Periodontitis are: Early Periodontitis Aggressive Periodontitis Occurs in patients who are otherwise clinically healthy Common features include rapid attachment loss, bone destruction, and familial aggregation (more cases of a given disorder in close relatives of a person with the disorder than in control families)…

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How Does Periodontitis Develop? Plaque can spread and grow below the gumline. Toxins produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums. The toxins stimulate a chronic inflammatory response in which the body, in essence, turns on itself. The tissues and bone that support the teeth are broken down and destroyed, The gums separate from…

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What are the Symptoms of Periodontitis? Swollen or puffy gums Bright red, dusky red or purplish gums Gums that feel tender when touched Gums that bleed easily Gums that pull away from your teeth (recede), making your teeth look longer than normal New spaces developing between your teeth Pus between your teeth and gums Bad…

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