Gum or periodontal disease is a chronic, destructive, inflammatory condition that requires frequent monitoring and treatment to minimize damage to the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease has been associated with putting patients at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, poor diabetic control, pneumonia, pre-term and low-weight births.
Listed below are some problems commonly associated with periodontal disease:
- Loosening or loss of teeth
- Inflammation and discoloration of the gum tissue
- Excessive spaces between teeth
- Exposure of tooth roots
- Acute infection or abscess
- Development of general health issues
Early detection is the key to effective treatment. Periodontal disease is easily diagnosed and can be successfully treated with professional care. Good oral hygiene at home and regular dental checkups minimize the risk of or progression of periodontal disease.
Our Periodontist, Dr Hema Menon provides services right here in our office.
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Periodontal Maintenance
- Periodontal Treatment
- Bone Grafting
- Soft Tissue Grafting
- Crown Lengthening
- Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
- Gingival Contouring
- Aesthetic Ridge Augmentation
- Conscious Sedation
- Dental Implants
If you feel you are at risk for periodontal disease, or have questions about your gum health, please call our office for a comprehensive exam.