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What is the rate of incidence for necrotizing periodontitis?

Minor gum infections are fairly common, but necrotizing periodontitis is considered to be rare. In the United States, this condition is most commonly seen in individuals with compromised immune systems and tobacco users. In the children of developing countries, this serious gum infection is seen more often because of poor oral hygiene and a deficient diet.

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