What Are Periodontal Pockets and How to Avoid Them?

In a healthy mouth, the gums snugly fit around each tooth. The distance between the gum line and its attachment point to the tooth being around three millimeters. People with gum disease have periodontal pockets, deeper spaces around the teeth. If this condition isn’t treated, these pockets can cause tooth loss. However, you can keep your teeth for a lifetime with early diagnosis and treatment.

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