Periodontal Disease

Gingivitis and Periodontal Diseases

This group of disease processes is a result of inflammatory changes in the gum and bone that cause infections and eventual tooth loss. Some people are more susceptible to this disease process than others. A full periodontal exam and risk assessment will identify if you are at risk of this disease process. Nearly 50% of the general population has some form of the disease. It is important to identify if you have risk factors that make you susceptible to acquiring this disease so we can help provide you with the appropriate treatment therapy.

Risk factors you may have include:

Diabetes
Smoking Poor oral hygiene
Stress
Heredity
Crowded or crooked teeth
Female hormone changes often seen during pregnancy

Some warning signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease include:

Bleeding gums
Bad breath or taste in your mouth
Loose teeth
Gums that have pulled away from the teeth making the teeth look longer than they should

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