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gum disease

Dentistry Gingival disease, often in the form of gingivitis and bone loss 2º to toxins produced by bacteria in plaque accumulating along the gum line Clinical Early–painless bleeding; pain appears with advanced GD as bone loss around the teeth leads to gum pocket formation; bacterial infection of gum pockets causes swelling, pain, and further bone destruction; advanced GD can cause loss of otherwise healthy teeth
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