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:
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 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:
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease has symptoms which include… Read More:
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 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:
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 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: