Aggressive periodontitis may result in rapid and severe bone loss. The condition almost always causes inflammation of the gums and formation of pockets between gums and teeth. The gums may recede, exposing more of each tooth, and thus giving teeth an elongated appearance. If left untreated, aggressive periodontitis can cause tooth loosening and eventual tooth loss, as bones degenerate and gums detach from the teeth. Because of the presence of toxic bacteria in their mouths, individuals with this condition may emit bad breath and experience bad taste.
- Q What are the symptoms of aggressive periodontitis?
- Q How do medications treat aggressive periodontitis?
- Q Does aggressive periodontitis affect children differently than adults?
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- Q How is aggressive periodontitis diagnosed?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for aggressive periodontitis?