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Periodontics involves the supporting structures of the teeth, which include the bone that anchors the teeth in place.  Healthy gingiva is tightly bound to the underlying bone to resist the friction of food passing over them. However, if this seal is compromised, it can lead to gingivitis which is a reversible inflammation of the gums.

If left untreated, gingivitis may lead to periodontitis. Certain signs and symptoms include receding gums, loose or separating teeth, persistent bad breath, and a change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite (malocclusion).

Dr. Lee will perform a comprehensive periodontal evaluation to determine if you are at risk and require further treatment. 

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