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PERIODONTAL DISEASE


Whether your dental needs are a complete periodontal exam, a localized condition, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional and uncompromised care as we enhance and help you maintain your smile.

Learn more about periodontal disease, the common signs and symptoms of the disease and much more.  Watch our "Tooth IQ" video and click any of the links below to learn about periodontics.  Your education about your health and wellness are important to us and help us as we earnestly seek to help you!


WHAT IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE?

The word periodontal means “around the tooth”.  Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.  Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva.  If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).  When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone.  Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.

Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it!  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.

Not only is it the number one reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy.  Researchers are determining if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease affects these systemic diseases and conditions.  Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease.

Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease.


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