Periodontal disease is the name for bacterial infections of the gums in the mouth. In most cases this disease is linked to poor oral hygiene. Some people however can have a genetic pre-disposition to the disease. The disease once initiated can progress more rapidly in people who have diabetes, especially if the diabetes is poorly controlled.

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Periodontitis, or Pyorrhea, is a disease involving inflammation of the gums ...
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Human Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells Isolated for the First Time
... Scientists at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), one of the National Institutes of Health, and their colleagues have isolated human postnatal stem cells for the first ...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Fighting Gum Disease: How to Keep Your Teeth
... by Carol Lewis More than 75 percent of Americans over 35 have some form of gum disease. In its earliest stage, your gums might swell and bleed easily. At its worst, you might lose your teeth. The bott...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

   

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