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Is there a cure for necrotizing periodontitis?

Necrotizing periodontitis heals well when treated, but there may be permanent bone and tooth loss. Antibiotics are used to kill harmful microorganisms, and as long as the individual has good oral hygiene, eats a healthy diet, and practices a healthy, low-stress lifestyle, the gum infection should be cured. Some autoimmune conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, make recovery from necrotizing periodontitis more difficult.

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