Without optimal periodontal health, you can not have optimal dental health. If you picture yourself with a beautiful and healthy smile, the frame around that picture is your gums.
Periodontal disease is the number one reason people lose teeth, and it can have a significant impact on your overall health as well. That is why we perform a very thorough periodontal evaluation on every new patient, and continue to monitor your periodontal status at each hygiene appointment.
In general, there are tow types of inflammatory periodontal disease, gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is limited to the soft tissue, and is completely reversible. Periodontitis is a more advanced form of disease that has affected the bone that supports your teeth. When periodontal disease had advanced to this point, we can manage the health of the gum tissue with regular maintenance appointments, education, in office treatments, medications and enhanced oral hygiene skills training and products, but the bone loss is not reversible.