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What is the difference between periodontal disease and gingivitis?

Q:What is the difference between periodontal disease and gingivitis?

A:Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It consists of infected and inflamed gums. As the infection spreads down the roots it causes bone loss, and eventual tooth loss.

 

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