Gum Disease

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance Periodontal Disease is similar to other chronic diseases, such as Diabetes. The key to control is early diagnosis and treatment, followed by prompt ongoing treatment. Supportive Periodontal Therapy helps in gaining control of the disease and increases your chances of keeping your teeth. If not removed every 3-4 months, this periodontal bacteria can grow…

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How is Periodontal Disease Treated?

How is Periodontal Disease Treated? Scaling & Root Planing / Deep Cleaning The upper level of infection in the pockets around your teeth can be removed using specialized instruments. This procedure is called, “Scaling and Root Planing,” “Phase One Treatment” or “Initial Therapy.” It is done under local anesthesia and is quite different from the…

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The Oral Systemic Connection

The Oral Systemic Connection The Oral Systemic ConnectionPeriodontal disease leads to inflammation of the gums. This inflammatory bacteria then enters your bloodstream and travels throughout your body. Researchers have linked this process to a number of serious medical conditions. It is important to treat periodontal disease as quickly as possible to avoid the release of…

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Dental Consequences of Periodontal Disease

The Dental Consequences of Periodontal Disease Approximately 75% of all adult tooth loss is due to periodontal disease. When your gums and bone are damaged by periodontal infection, there is less support for your teeth. As this support disappears, your teeth first become loose and then can be lost. When your dentist recommends periodontal treatment,…

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Periodontal Disease

What is Periodontal Disease? The word “periodontal” means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease, pyorrhea or periodontal infection) is an ongoing bacterial infection in the gums and bone around your teeth. This infection leads to an inflammation under the gums, and if not treated, this inflammation can destroy the bone around…

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