Periodontal Gum Disease

Skip your professional cleaning at Dream Dentistry, and you'll walk the path from plaque to tartar to bone loss.

Your decisive end is an infection in gums and teeth that results in bad breath, the appearance of long teeth, and eventual tooth loss. Periodontal disease has also been associated with an increased risk to other systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and osteoporosis.

Periodontal gum disease occurs when gingivitis moves from occasional gum problems to a chronic condition.

It is typically the result of allowing plaque, the sticky bacterial coating on your teeth, to harden into tartar, which adheres to the crown and root of your teeth. This persistent infection in gums will eventually destroy the bone that supports your teeth.

If these gum problems are not diagnosed early, you are at a heightened risk for losing your teeth.

Bone loss is irreversible. However, if identified early, periodontal gum disease can be controlled, thus preserving the remaining bone structure and improving your overall systemic health. A thorough evaluation and yearly periodontal charting is an integral part of your regular checkup at Dream Dentistry. At Dream Dentistry, we offer this service at no additional charge when you schedule your professional cleaning.

Contact our friendly staff at Dream Dentistry today to set up an appointment.