Are you aware that according to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of adults across the nation, who are over the age of 30, have periodontitis, which is an advanced stage of gum disease? One of the reasons this statistic is so high is that gum disease typically develops without any overt symptoms of discomfort until it has caused significant damage to the tissues supporting the teeth. For this reason, routine dental care is essential. At Plainville Dental Group, your 06062 periodontist takes special care to monitor your periodontal health to not only prevent gum disease, but to also halt its progression, and help restore the health of damaged tissues as possible. By using the most advanced technology and methods of care, we help patients maintain optimal oral health.
Gum disease starts with the accumulation of dental plaque in the mouth. Because plaque is home to colonies of harmful bacteria, when it is not regularly or sufficiently removed from the mouth, it tends to migrate into the space between the teeth and gums. Once there, plaque can harden into a rock-like substance called tartar. At this early stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, bleeding when brushing or flossing, inflammation, and even persistent bad breath can develop. If left untreated, these bacteria are identified by the body’s immune system as intruders. Part of the difficulty with gum disease is that as the body tries to fight the bacteria there is collateral damage in the form of bone and soft tissue loss around the teeth. According to a recent study, periodontal disease was cited as the single most common cause of tooth loss among adults. In addition to an effective oral care regimen at home, the best way to protect yourself against the development and progression of gum disease is to visit our 06062 periodontist for care. You can rest assured your smile is in the best of hands at Plainville Dental Group. Our periodontal specialists provide leading-edge care for all stages of gum disease.
For the state-of-the-art periodontal care your smile deserves, contact our 06062 periodontist for your next appointment. To schedule your visit, speak to our friendly staff at the number below today!