Periodontal disease affects millions of Americans. Are you one of them?
The mouth is a remarkable eco-system, studied closely by researchers for hundreds of years: your own oral tissues live alongside millions of bacterial organisms, most of the time in benign cooperation. Sometimes, however, that symbiosis erupts into an all-out war known as periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease refers to any disease (actually several) that affect the areas around the teeth (from the Latin “peri” – around and Greek “odont” – tooth). Periodontology is the corresponding specialty that studies these supporting structures of the teeth — including the gingival (gum) tissues, the periodontal ligament which suspends the tooth in its socket and the underlying bone to which it is attached. Periodontics is the dental specialty dedicated to the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease… Read more – Read Full Article in our library…
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