Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease cause by infection which affects the structures around the teeth, which includes the gums, periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone. At the earliest stage of periodontal disease, called gingivitis. This infection only affects the gums but is reversible. In more severe forms of the disease, all of the tissues are involved and the damage can only be stopped and stabilized.
People commonly lose their teeth due to undiagnosed periodontal disease. Approximately 90% of all adults have some sort of periodontal disease.
Unfortunately, the disease begins without any warning. If you feel that your gums are bleeding, sore, or receding, you may be experiencing early stages of periodontal disease. As it progresses, teeth begin to loosen and separate; your bite may changes and teeth are eventually lost. As a result, we carefully review and evaluate our patients gums during each visit.