Periodontal diseases are an infection of the gum tissue caused by plaque bacteria. Gingivitis is the early stage, when the gums become red, swollen, and easily bleed. It can be treated with flossing and careful brushing. Periodontitis is the advanced stage when gums can become damaged and teeth can be lost.
Periodontal diseases are usually painless, and may develop slowly or progress quite rapidly. Unless you have regular dental checkups, you may not be aware you have a periodontal disease until you have been so seriously damaged, that tooth loss is inevitable.If red, swollen, receding or bleeding gums do occur, we incorporate a definitive periodontal rehabilitation program to get your teeth and gums healthy again.