02/05/2010  |  
Treating Ongoing Periodontal (Gum) Problems

For some people, periodontal disease can be a difficult problem to deal with. One reason is because periodontal disease is actually a group of diseases and some forms are just more aggressive and difficult to control than others—even when you are doing all the right things including correct daily oral hygiene. For these individuals, problems arise as a result of the interactions between bacteria in dental plaque and their body's immune system, which determines their resistance to disease. And unfortunately resistance to disease is genetically controlled and difficult to change.

Learn more in the periodontics consultation article, Periodontal (Gum) Treatment and Expectations.

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