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Gum Disease

This condition is typically caused by an accumulation of sticky plaque bacteria but can be aggravated by chronic health conditions and numerous other factors.

As experts in the field of periodontics, our team is skilled at identifying and treating all stages of periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease, an infection that attacks the gum tissue and bone that surrounds the teeth.

This condition is typically caused by an accumulation of sticky plaque bacteria but can be aggravated by chronic health conditions and numerous other factors. As experts in the field of periodontics, our team is skilled at identifying and treating all stages of periodontal disease.

Gum Disease and Your Health

The issue of gum disease isn’t only limited to your mouth. Studies suggest that gum disease is possibly linked to a host of other chronic diseases like stroke, pneumonia, heart disease, and diabetes. There is also the risk for complications during pregnancy.

Our team aims to help improve your overall health by reducing the inflammation and bacteria that characterize periodontal disease as well as other systemic diseases.

Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Without a periodontal evaluation, the earliest signs of periodontal disease are easy to overlook until a considerable degree of damage has occurred.

Treatment

Periodontal disease cannot be corrected with brushing, flossing, or a “regular” cleaning. Instead, the appropriate treatment method will depend upon the extent of the infection and damage. Our team of periodontal experts will assess the level of your periodontal disease and then recommend one or more of the following treatment options:
We are here to provide you with the support and professional care that you’ll need to overcome periodontal disease. To learn more about your treatment options and the impact of this infection on your general health, please don’t hesitate to contact our office for an appointment today.

Common gum disease questions

Periodontal disease is a condition in which inflammation affects the gum tissue and causes symptoms such as redness, swelling and bleeding in the gums. Periodontal disease is a progressive condition, which means that the symptoms become more severe as the disease advances. In the later stages of periodontal disease, symptoms can include gum recession and even tooth and bone loss. However, if patients act quickly to get treatment for periodontal disease in its earliest stage, they can reduce their risk of tooth and bone loss. Gum disease also appears to have some relationship with systemic issues like heart disease and diabetes, so preventing this condition can benefit your overall wellness in addition to your oral health.