The Onset and Progression of Periodontal Disease

When left untreated, gum disease can eventually cause tooth and bone loss. Therefore, it’s important for patients to be familiar with the condition’s causes, symptoms and progression so that they can seek treatment quickly and avoid the most serious consequences associated with periodontal disease. Gum disease develops when oral bacteria found in plaque along the…

Gum Disease: What can I do to reduce my risk?

Periodontal (gum) disease is capable of destroying a person’s oral health. In its early stages, this condition is curable and treatable; however, if gum disease advances without diagnosis and treatment, it can erode teeth and bone and permanently damage gingival tissue. Fortunately, there are ways a patient can reduce their risk of developing periodontal disease.…