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Periodontitis: From Plaque to Tooth Loss (4)
Periodontitis: From Plaque to Tooth Loss (4)
Periodontitis: From Plaque to Tooth Loss (4)

Bacterial infection moves down to the root of the tooth and eventually destroys the bone supporting the tooth. Without this support, the tooth loosens and falls out or requires extraction because of a periodontal abscess.