The word periodontal means "around the tooth". The periodontal diseases attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.
Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria and saliva. When plaque is not removed, it turns into tartar. If plaque and tartar are not removed they begin to destroy the gums and bone. Therefore it generates a periodontal disease, which is characterized by red, swollen and bleeding gums.
Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease:
The periodontal disease is the number one reason for tooth loss. Four out of five people have a periodontal disease and don't know it. Most people are not aware of it because it is painless in the early stages. Periodontal intervention is about taking steps in the process to prevent the infection from get any worse and losing the teeth. If you have any of the symptoms previously mentioned please give us a call and make an appointment we can tak care of that for you.