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Periodontitis is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the periodontium, i.e., is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. It is caused by microorganisms that adhere to and grow on the tooth's surfaces, along with an over-aggressive immune response against these microorganisms. It results in progressive loss of the alveolar bone around the teeth, and if left untreated, can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth. Periodontitis can cause tooth loss or worse, an increased risk of heart attack or stroke and other serious health problems.
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Dentistry, JBR Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine and Dental Science, Periodontics and Prosthodontics: Open Access, Dental Health: Current Research, Research & Reviews: Journal of Dental Sciences, International journal of Oral Science, Oral Diseases, Periodontology 2000, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Archives of Oral Biology