Periodontal Treatments

Periodontal disease types & treatments

Your gums and the underlying bone are the foundation of your teeth. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is usually a silent infection of the gums and jaw bone. It is caused by bacteria found in plaque and tartar. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. In fact, about half of all adult Americans have chronic periodontal disease. A check-up can tell if you fall in that category. When detected early, gum disease is treatable and in most cases reversible.

Periodontal disease falls into two types: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is an early, reversible form of the disease which is characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily. Periodontitis is a more advanced condition that is characterized by the destruction of bone and soft tissue around the tooth, potentially leading to tooth loss. If you have periodontitis, we have solutions to help prevent tooth loss.
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