Periodontal Disease

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Periodontal Disease is a disease that  attacks the gums and bone which support your teeth. Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t even know it! Most people are not aware of it because this disease is usually painless in the early stages.  Not only is periodontal disease the #1  reason for tooth loss, but medical research also suggests that there is a link between periodontal disease and more severe diseases such as diabetes, strokes, bacterial pneumonia, and  cardiovascular disease. Smoking is also linked  to  increasing the risk of periodontal disease.

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  • Loose Teeth 
  • New Spacing Between Teeth
  • Persistent Bad Breath 
  • Pus Around the Teeth and Gums
  • Receding Gums - Loss of gum tissue around the  tooth.
  • Red and Puffy Gums 
  • Tenderness or Discomfort of the gums & teeth.  
Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease or treating it in early stages, preventing advanced Periodontitis.

 DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT FOR PERIODONTAL DISEASE

 Dr. Garcia and his Exceptional Hygiene Specialists routinely include a Comprehensive Periodontal Examination as  part of your regular dental check-up and cleaning appointment.  This  detailed Periodontal Examination consists of gently  probing   to measure the sulcus (pocket or space) between each  tooth and the gum tissue surrounding it. The depth of a healthy sulcus measures 3mm or  less and does not bleed. The depth of an unhealthy or diseased sulcus (pocket)  measures  higher than 3mm, contains  bleeding and inflammation associated with gingivitis , and tooth mobility associated with advanced periodontitis. 

To determine if you have periodontal disease or to determine the severity of your periodontal condition, call today to schedule your appointment  with our professional Dr. and staff.  At Garcia Dental Care you will receive the BEST treatment possible in treating, restoring and maintaining your dentition to a healthy state, and preventing this disease from progressing.