Q: Is it possible for an eleven year old girl to have gum disease?
A: It is possible for an 11 year old to have gum disease. The dentition is mixed with permanent and deciduous teeth. There are conditions that affect younger teenagers that range from gingivitis (gum inflammation) to a condition that used to be called “Juvenile Periodontitis”. This latter condition can affect the bone and has to be treated aggressively to prevent permanent tooth loss.
I highly recommend a qualified, experienced Periodontist preferably with laser training to evaluate the 11 year old.
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