Periodontal disease, commonly known as “gum disease,” occurs when bacteria infects the parts of the gums around the teeth, forming pockets and destroying tissue and bone if left untreated. Worse yet, the infection can lead to tooth loss, and has been linked to more serious problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and low birthrate babies.
Fortunately, however, periodontal disease is preventable and controllable, and we offer advanced disease-control treatments that will save your teeth with bone and gum regeneration procedures.
Normal gums and bone
Gums are healthy when they are salmon-pink color and do not bleed spontaneously or after tooth brushing.
By examining x-rays of the bone, one can see that the bone level is at the neck of the tooth where the crown and the root meet.
When the disease spreads deeper and there is resulting bone loss it is called periodontitis or periodontal disease.
|Teeth with severe bone loss were saved by bone and gum grafting procedures.|
|Dental implants are used to replace the hopelessly diseased teeth.|
Be suspicious when you notice that:
|•||Your gums bleed|
|•||Your gums are red and swollen|
|•||Your teeth have moved and spaces develop between your teeth|
|•||One or more teeth are loose|
|•||You have bad breath|
You may not experience any pain, but still have periodontal disease.