Periodontics (Gum Disease)
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 as well as the jawbone in its most advanced stages.
Gingivitis most often precedes periodontal disease. Gingivitis is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. When toxins contained in plaque begin to irritate and inflame the gum tissues and colonize the gum pockets between the teeth, it becomes much more difficult to remove and treat. Periodontal disease is a progressive disease that eventually leads to the destruction of the connective tissue and jawbone. If left untreated, it can lead to the shifting of teeth, loose teeth and the eventual loss of teeth.
Different types of periodontal disease include chronic periodontitis, aggressive periodontitis, necrotizing periodontitis, as well as periodontitis caused by systemic disease.
Our services include:
• Deep cleanings (scaling and root planing)
• Tissue regeneration
• Pocket elimination surgery
• Clinical crown lengthening
• Dental implants