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The five most-asked questions about periodontal disease, Part 1

Dr. Guglielmoni answers the five questions about periodontal disease The Practice SF hears most frequently.


Number 1:  How do you get periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease begins with plaque, the film that rests on your teeth if you don’t clean them.

Plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Then the toxins produced by the bacteria in the plaque irritate the gums. Finally, the toxins stimulate a chronic inflammatory response in which the body, in essence, turns on itself, and the tissues and bone that support the teeth are broken down and destroyed. The result is periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease.

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Paola Guglielmoni, DDS, MS, is a periodontist and a partner in The Practice SF. She earned her dental degree in her native Italy and worked as a general dentist in Genova. Dr. Guglielmoni moved to the USA and received her DDS from Loma Linda University where she also completed her Certificate in Periodontics and Masters Degree in Oral Biology. She has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Periodontology at UCSF. Dr. Guglielmoni is a member of several professional organizations including The American Dental Association, The American Academy of Periodontics, The Academy of Osseointegration, and the California Society of Periodontists.

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