Gum disease is a silent and progressive health issue. Although it is a common disease, many people do not realize that they have gum disease until it becomes more serious. By that stage, gum disease becomes Periodontitis.

Periodontitis occurs when inflamed and infected gums go untreated. The infection spreads to the ligaments and bone that support the teeth. This inflammatory condition causes tooth loss. It has also been connected to such devastating health problems as heart disease, diabetes and even certain forms of cancers. Proactively treating this condition with Periodontal Dentistry is the key to stopping and potentially reversing the disease.

Keeping regular appointments with your hygienist is the first step to preventing periodontitis. Maintaining a consistent schedule of checkups enables us to provide you with a thorough examination to effectively diagnose any signs of gum disease and propose the most effective treatment.

If gum disease is suspected, our hygiene team will assess the severity of your condition and discuss the appropriate treatment options. In most cases, a root planing and scaling treatment is recommended. Advanced cases of periodontitis may require periodontal surgery.

Gum disease is preventable and reversible. Preserve the beauty of your smile and the health of your teeth by maintaining your regular hygiene visits, and notify Dr. Stamas if you suspect that you may have gum inflammation, extreme tenderness, or bleeding. The best time to prevent gum disease is before it becomes a problem.

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