Conditions and Treatments from the Periodontics Program

Canker Sores (Aphthous Stomatitis)

Overview Canker sores, or aphthous stomatitis, is an illness that causes small ulcers to appear in the mouth, usually inside the lips, on the cheeks or on the tongue. Canker sores are usually seen in

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Periodontal Diseases

Overview The word periodontal means "around the tooth." Periodontal diseases, also called gum diseases, are serious bacterial infections that destroy the gums and the surrounding tissues of the mouth.

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