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periodontics

Periodontics is a progressive disease that occurs when an inflammation of the gums spreads below the gumline to the sulcus, the v-shaped groove between the tooth and gums. Over time, the infection begins destroying the underlying tissues, ligaments and bones that support your teeth. Since gum disease is caused by same microorganisms that lead to the development of dental plaque and tartar (calculus), good oral hygiene is highly effective at controlling this very common condition.

 

Symptoms of Periodontal (Gum) Disease:

 

A diagnosis of Periodontal (Gum) Disease is a serious wake-up call regarding the state of your oral hygiene and overall health. A severe form of periodontal gum disease often leads to the destruction of the soft tissue and bone that hold your teeth in place. Tooth loss is only one of the problems associated with untreated periodontics. Advanced disease can contribute to a host of conditions, including coronary disease, stroke and respiratory problems. What’s especially troubling is that periodontics is largely preventable.