Gum Disease or Periodontal Disease

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Gum disease, or gingivitis, is the beginning form of periodontal disease: the inflammation and infection of the gums. Your gums support your teeth, sockets, and ligaments within your mouth. Bacteria and plaque are the most destructive forces when it comes to your gums. Untreated plaque buildup leads to gum disease. During your routine oral examination by our periodontist, if any gum disease is detected by our dentists, they may recommend scaling, root planing or other gum disease treatments.

Gum disease symptoms include:
• Bleeding gums
• Persistent bad breath
• Loss of teeth
• Pain while chewing
• Bright red or red-purple gums
• Tenderness or pain

How is Gum Disease Treated
Good oral hygiene can always reverse early gingivitis (gum disease) and make a routine to visit your dentist every 6 months for a teeth cleaning and dental exam. It’s quite easy to bypass the gum disease symptoms until it is too late, it is mandatory to see your dentist as recommended. We offer several treatments for gum disease, based on what your needs are.

Scaling & Polishing
    The plaque from your teeth will be removed by experienced clinician using a special instrument and polish the teeth to remove marks or stains.
Root Planning
    This is a deep cleaning procedure to get rid of the bacteria that are settled in the roots of your teeth.
Antibiotics
    Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics including topical, pills, capsules or mouthwash
Laser Gum Disease Treatment
    It is a certain predictable and effective method of treating oral disease
Periodontal Maintenance
    A follow up after the gum disease treatment is ensured by the team of expert periodontists which even include an oral hygiene plan you can do at home. A demonstration to make you understand the brushing and flossing techniques will be provided by the experts

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Periodontal Disease

Gum disease is a serious condition that affects your gums, teeth, and jaw bone. Gum disease, if left untreated could develop into periodontal disease and may lead to bone loss and tooth loss. Approximately 47.2% of Americans age 30 and older have periodontal disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gum disease is also related to various systemic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and low birth weight may also be related to gum disease.

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