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Periodontitis

Alternate Names : Pyorrhea - gum disease, Inflammation of gums - involving bone


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Gingivitis
Gingivitis

Inflammation of the gums is called gingivitis. Bacteria in plaque around the teeth release enzymes (collagenases) that can damage and erode the gum tissues. The infected gums swell, bleed easily, recede, and loosen from the teeth. Tooth loss is caused more frequently by gum disease than tooth decay.

Swollen gums
Swollen gums

Abnormally enlarged, bulging, protruding, or swollen gums are a possible indication of disease.





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