What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is a chronic infection of the gums and bones holding your teeth in place.
If left untreated, the gums and bones holding your teeth in place can be damaged, leading to possible tooth loss.
Periodontal disease is very common and affects an estimated 50 million people in the United States.
Recent studies suggest a link between periodontal disease and other health complications including diabetes and heart disease.
How is periodontal disease treated?
This office uses an effective treatment protocol for this condition.
Scaling and root planning is a procedure that we use to remove plaque buildup and bacteria from the infected area around the teeth.
An antibiotic is placed in the infected gums around the teeth to treat the disease and promote healing.
Because periodontal disease is a chronic disease, your gums need to be checked regularly. Be sure to return to your follow-up appointments.