Did you know Periodontal Diseases are often painless - so you may not be aware that you have a problem with your dental health until your gums and supporting bone are damaged?

Periodontal diseases (also known as gum diseases) are infections of the gum and bone that hold your teeth in place. Left untreated they can become severe and eventually lead to unwanted tooth loss, related physical illnesses and oppressive bad breath.

The good news is that periodontal disease can be treated with a deep cleaning called "scaling and root plaining". This treatment, performed by a hygienist and supported by a patients committed homecare, will greatly increase the chances of preventing any further damage from this incurable disease. Keeping your natural teeth may be more important than you realize. In truth, nothing can compare to chewing and enjoying your food, than having your natural teeth.

Regular visits to the dentist are essential in maintain good oral health and as we age the importance to diagnose and address periodontal disease is invaluable. So don't delay. If you or a loved one hasn't seen your dentist in a while, now is the time. The best investment you can make is in yourself because you're worth it!

Ronald Rosser DDS