Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial plaque. When bacterial plaque accumulates on the teeth and infects the gum tissue, it destroys gum attachment fibers and bone that supports the teeth. If the plaque is not removed, the disease progresses and destroys additional fibers and supporting bone leading to tooth loss

Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections that destroy the attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold your teeth in your mouth. Initially the gums separate from the teeth and allow for more bacteria to remain in a periodontal pocket. As the disease progresses, these pockets deepen, more gum tissue and bone are destroyed and the teeth eventually become loose. If periodontal diseases are left untreated, the teeth may be lost or need to be extracted. Although periodontal disease presents in the mouth, it can affect your overall health. Such health risks include increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and preterm births. For more information you can visit the American Academy of Periodontology at













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