Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Gum disease is a progressive condition that begins when bacteria penetrate and grow beneath the gums. As the disease spreads, gum tissue and eventually bone become infected and deteriorate. If left untreated, periodontal disease will break down enough bone and gum tissue to cause the teeth to become loose and eventually fall out.
Common signs of Periodontal Disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Increased spaces between teeth
- Receding gums around a tooth
- Tenderness and inflammation
Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
If detected early, periodontal disease can be treated with non-surgical therapy. Following periodontal treatment, our hygienists will see patients every 3-4 months for continued monitoring.
We're here to help you get back on track with your oral health. If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease or have any concerns about the condition of your teeth and gums, Contact Us to schedule a complete examination.