Periodontics

Periodontics

You cannot build a secure house without a firm foundation and you can't create a beautiful smile without a healthy periodontal foundation. That's why we're so so thorough in evaluating, monitoring and treating at the very first sign of gum disease.

Periodontal simply means "the tissue around the teeth."  Plaque and tartar buildup and the associated bacteria are the main causes of gum disease.

Unfortunately, periodontal-related problems are often discovered after they have persisted for an extended period of time. Proper daily oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups will minimize the risk of gum disease. Gum disease ranges from mild (gingivitis) to moderate (periodontitis) to the severe (periodontitis). Treatments are available at every stage of gum disease and with the most severe cases, we refer to a Periodontist - they specialize in the treatment and surgery of periodontal disease.

Click Here for a great video explanation of Periodontal Disease

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Common problems associated with gum disease:

  • "Long" teeth (receding gum lines expose the root portions of your teeth)
  • Discolored or deteriorating tooth structure
  • Gum depressions (holes in between the teeth in the gum tissue)
  • Infected gum line (discoloration or inflammation of the gum tissue)
  • Tooth loss or tooth movement

The effects of gum disease can be damaging to your dental health as well as your overall health. However, through proper preventive care and oral hygiene, you can avoid problems associated with gum disease. Please contact our office for a comprehensive examination so you can be sure to avoid unnecessary tooth loss. We have two great hygienists who provide periodontal therapies for those patients who may not need the services of a periodontal surgeon. If you have moderate to advanced periodontal disease, we will refer you to Periodontist for further treatment.

Here's a great video of Whoopi Goldberg speaking about her personal experience with gum disease and how it can affect your life and health: