Periodontal Disease

GUM DISEASE THREATENS YOUR HEALTH AND SMILE

Periodontal diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth.  Left untreated, gum disease can progress to the point of tooth loss, creating a host of other oral and physical concerns. Periodontal diseases are divided into 2 main categories: Gingivitis and Periodontitis. Recent research also indicates a link between gum disease and systemic health problems, including Heart Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer, and Diabetes, among several others. Seeking gum disease treatment as early as possible helps minimize these effects, arresting the disease process and restoring a healthy, confident smile.