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Should I talk to my doctor about my chronic periodontitis symptoms?

You should discuss you chronic periodontitis symptoms with your doctor. Diagnosis of chronic periodontitis is simple, and with a number of effective treatments available, early diagnosis will help to limit the impact of the condition on your health. If treated, the prognosis is good for individuals for whom the condition is localized. If left untreated, the condition can lead to such complications as tooth loss, stroke, heart disease, and respiratory problems as the bacteria that triggers periodontitis enter the bloodstream and affects other functions of the body.

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