Periodontal Disease

  • Avoiding Periodontal Disease with Good Mouth Maintenance

    Avoid Periodontal Disease and healthy oral hygiene: Prevention starts at home When you don’t brush your teeth for a while, you will notice a yellowish sticky paste that accumulates on them. This material looks like food debris, but it’s actually a film of bacteria which forms on the surface of the teeth and gums every day.…

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  • Periodontal Disease Diagnosis

    Periodontal disease may be diagnosed by your dentist, or dental hygienist, during a periodontal examination. This type of exam will always be part of your regular dental checkup. A periodontal probe (small dental instrument) is gently used to measure the pocket or space between the tooth and the gums. The depth of a healthy pocket…

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  • Periodontal Disease Treatment

    Periodontal treatment methods depend on the type and severity of the disease. Your dentist and dental hygienist will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment. Periodontal disease progresses as the pocket or space between the tooth and gums becomes filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar, which causes  irritation to the surrounding tissues. When…

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  • What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

    The term “periodontal” means “surrounding a tooth”. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a common inflammatory condition that affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth. It can also affect the jawbone in its most advanced stages. Periodontal disease is often preceded by gingivitis, which is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue.…

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