Periodontics

Periodontics involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and conditions of the bone surrounding the teeth.

Our periodontist is specially trained in treating gum disease – also known as periodontal disease — with both non-surgical and surgical therapies. In some cases, non-surgical options such as scaling and root planing (or carefully cleaning and smoothing the root surfaces) can help restore periodontal health.

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, your periodontist may recommend surgery. Our specialist has expertise in all aspects of periodontal surgery, including bone and tissue grafts, extractions, tissue removal, or dental implants to assist the general dentist in restoring teeth.

Regardless of the treatment you need, we are committed to making sure you are as comfortable and pain-free as possible before, during and after your procedure


Periodontal Disease

Periodontal or gum disease is a serious condition that can harm the bone and surrounding tissues of the teeth, and result in tooth loss.


Gingivitis

This is the initial stage of periodontal disease. If treated at this stage, gum disease can be prevented and reversed. If not treated, however, it can lead to periodontitis, which can damage the gums, bones, and other structures that support the teeth. More complex treatment is necessary at this point to prevent tooth loss.

Warning signs of gum disease include:

Connection between Gum Disease and other Health Conditions

Research is increasingly showing a strong connection between oral health, specifically gum disease, and certain medical conditions. Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, premature birth and low birth-weight babies. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums has been shown to lower your risk for many serious medical conditions.