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Can necrotizing periodontitis have any complications?

Complications from necrotizing periodontitis include difficulty eating and swallowing, pain, spontaneous bleeding, loss of teeth, loss of jaw bone, and eroded gum tissue. This serious gum infection can spread if left untreated and can result in severe damage to the mouth. Because of the dead tissue in the mouth and the pockets of infection, the individual will have extremely foul breath.

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