If you've been diagnosed with periodontal disease, you're not alone. Many adults develop some type of the disease as they age. But did you know that treating periodontal disease in its early stages can help to prevent the progression of the disease?
Periodontal or gum disease is an infection that affects the tissue and bone that supports your teeth. Healthy gum tissue fits like a cuff around each tooth but when someone has periodontal disease, the gum tissue pulls away from the tooth, is tender, red and swollen, often resulting in persistent bad breath due to bacterial infection. The disease will worsen as the tissue and bone are destroyed and can result in tooth loss if not addressed. Following your dentist's treatment plan and practicing good homecare is essential and can stabilize the disease.
Treatment of periodontal disease depends upon the type and severity. The Doctor and his Hygienist will work closely with you to establish a comprehensive plan to address your diagnosis and educate you about your condition. Together our goal will be to stop the progression of the disease and bring your mouth back to good health.
Doctor Rosser DDS