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Tooth Extraction

What Is It? Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. What It’s Used For If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to…

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Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)

Periodontitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end — if not properly treated — with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. What’s the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis? Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually precedes periodontitis (gum disease). However, it is important to know that not all…