The term “periodontal” means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis and gum disease) is a common inflammatory condition which affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth.
Managing Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is most often preceded by gingivitis which is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue and is preventable and treatable. Periodontal disease, on the other hand, is a progressive condition that eventually leads to the destruction of the connective tissue and jawbone. If left untreated, it can lead to shifting teeth, loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss. Periodontal disease can be managed by treatment, but not cured..
Early Detection and Prevention are Key
Our patients are scheduled at 3-6 months based on their dental well being. Keeping appointments are critical for early detection and prevention of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Ask our team if you have questions or concerns about gingivitis, periodontal disease, periodontal treatment, or dental implants.