Periodontal disease also called Periodontitis or Gum Disease is a bacterial infection that destroys the supporting structures that hold your teeth in place. This bacteria infection has broken through the first line of defense, your gums, and now attacks the ligaments and bone that hold the teeth in the mouth. This is the stage where the bone loss occurs causing the pocket (the space between the gum and the tooth) to deepen and widen. Left untreated, this disease can lead to bone grafts, gum grafts, and ultimately tooth loss.
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