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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy

Periodontal (Gum) Disease directly attack the gums and bone tissues that support your teeth. The problems starts with plaque, which is a sticky, nearly invisible film that covers your teeth. If the plaque is not removed, it hardens and turns into calculus or tartar. Then, if the calculus is not removed, the bacteria in the hardened plaque slowly destroy the gum and bone tissue.

At the beginning stages of the disease, you will likely not experience any pain, although you may later experience one or more of the following symptoms: red, swollen or bleeding gums; loose teeth due to bone loss or weakened tissues that support the teeth; new spacing between teeth, which is caused by bone loss; persistent bad breath from bacteria; pus around teeth or gum, which is a sign of infection; receding gums, or tenderness or discomfort caused by the presence of plaque, calculus and bacteria.

You should be aware that smoking increases your risk for periodontal disease, and that periodontal disease is considered to be the number one reason for tooth loss. Some recent research links this disease to various aliments such as stroke, bacteria pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and an increased risk for complications in pregnancy. We recommend that good oral hygiene, a balanced diet and regular dental visits will help reduce your risk for developing this disease.

We provide Periodontal Disease Therapy which include diagnosis, deep cleaning treatment and after care instructions.

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Gum disease ranges from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that can cause major damage to the soft tissue and bone.