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Periodontitis: A Dynamic Pathology

PERIODONTITIS MANIFESTS AT BOTH THE MICROBIAL AND CLINICAL LEVELS 1,2 Periodontitis is a chronic bacterial infection caused by microbial plaque, also called dental biofilm, that colonizes on the tooth’s surface and below the gingival margin.2 When dental biofilm irritates the gingiva, it breaks down the tissue and bone supporting the dentition.3 Left untreated, periodontitis can increase periodontal pocket […]