Besides cavities, gum disease (periodontics) is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults and the elderly.
This is an inflammation of the gums primarily caused by the buildup of dental plaque and tartar. These diseases can affect the bone that supports the teeth and eventually lead to tooth loss.
Treatment involves stopping the progression of the periodontal disease before it causes further damage to the gingival and bone tissues.
During his examination, Dr. Hanna will examine your mouth to check the progression of the disease. It’s possible to treat the bacterial infection with antibiotics in conjunction with a non-surgical, surgical, or combined treatment.
If you have further questions about the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease, please don’t hesitate to contact us.