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About the Condition

Periodontal or gum disease not only can adversely affect oral function and esthetics, but also can adversely affect general health. Recent evidence shows an association between periodontal disease and heart attacks and strokes. Gum disease makes diabetes more difficult to control and vice versa. Periodontal health plays a crucial role in overall health.

About the Division of Dentistry

The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Dentistry is a hospital-based group practice containing multiple dental specialists under one roof. Like traditional dental practices, we are open to the public and provide all aspects of preventive, therapeutic and restorative dental care.