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What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the gums, bone and other supporting tissues of the teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal Disease is usually painless therefore you may not be aware that you have it.

Although most individuals suffer gum inflammation from time to time, around 10% of the population appear to suffer from the more severe forms of the disease which can cause loss of supporting bone. It is caused by the accumulation of plaque which regularly collects on the teeth and under the gum line.

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