Periodontal Disease & Soft Tissue Management
What is Periodontal Disease?
“Perio-” means “Around” and “-Dontal” refers to Teeth. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gum, ligaments and bone which support your teeth. Periodontal disease including gingivitis and periodontitis are serious medical conditions. Without proper treatment, these bacterial infections can lead to bone loss, receding gums, and tooth loss of one or more teeth.
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Proper Treatment Can Prevent And Reverse Gum Disease
Periodontal disease is caused by many factors such as poor oral hygiene, stress, poor nutrition, smoking, genetics, medications, clenching or grinding, diabetes and other illnesses. The good news is most periodontal disease can be avoided with good oral hygiene habits including brushing, flossing and regular check-ups. If you are experiencing bleeding or swollen gums or if you have general discomfort or trouble eating because of pain, we welcome you to book an examination. You will be provided with a recommended treatment plan which will restore your oral health and provide relief.