What is Periodontal Disease?

If you have recently been told you have periodontal disease, you’ll probably want to know a little more about this condition. It is incredibly common and most adults in the US will have some form of this disease during their lifetime. Most people won’t have any symptoms until they are in their 30s or 40s and men are more at risk than women of developing periodontal disease… Read More: What is Periodontal Disease? What to Do If You Have Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease Causes

Periodontal disease begins with the development of plaque. This is a sticky biofilm that mainly consists of bacteria. Plaque forms over your tooth surfaces after sugars and starches found in foods interact with mouth bacteria. Regular brushing and flossing removes plaque but it is continually re-forming… Read More: Periodontal Disease Causes Periodontal Disease Risk Factors

Periodontal Therapy (Non-surgical and Surgical)

There are many different types of periodontal therapy available to treat gum disease. We will prescribe the most appropriate therapy after thoroughly examining your teeth and gums. During this examination we will need to know your medical history as this will identify any underlying factors such as smoking or diabetes that may contribute towards gum disease. We will also … Read More: Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy Surgical Periodontal Therapy

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease has symptoms which include… Read More: Symptoms of Periodontal Disease When to Take Action

Periodontal Gum Pockets Treatment

Ideally, your gums should fit snugly around your teeth, but when you have periodontal disease the tissues supporting your teeth, including your gums and bone are gradually destroyed. This results in deep Periodontal Gum Pockets, called periodontal pockets forming… Read More: Periodontal Gum Pockets Treatment Periodontal Pocket Reduction Procedure

Periodontal Disease Prevention

Is actually much more straightforward than you might imagine. Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease and is caused when plaque bacteria are allowed to build up in the mouth, forming a colorless sticky layer over the teeth and gums… Read More: Periodontal Disease Prevention Oral Hygiene Routine at Home Reduce Your Risk of Periodontal Disease

What Are Periodontal or Gum Pockets?

When you have gum disease, bacteria in your mouth will gradually infect your gum tissues as well as the surrounding bone and ligaments that hold your teeth in place… Read More: Periodontal or Gum Pockets Periodontal Pockets Causes Periodontal Pockets Problems

Periodontal Disease & Overall Health

Numerous clinical studies have linked periodontal disease with other diseases and it is thought that the inflammation caused by bacteria may be responsible. Quite often, treating gum disease can help manage the symptoms of other chronic and inflammatory conditions… Read More: Diabetes and Gum Disease Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease Periodontal Disease and Stroke