Periodontal disease is a disease of the gums that can also affect the bone. Periodontal disease has been called the silent killer for many years in dentistry, and because it can be painless and asymptomatic, patients sometimes don’t even realize they have it.
Some of the signs and symptoms of Periodontal disease are swollen, red, bleeding, receding or tender gums. Bad breath can also come from the gums.
We believe in early diagnosis and treatment of this problem because once bone loss has occurred, we can’t get it back, and very often teeth are compromised or even lost. If there are areas of concern, we offer you the latest in Periodontal therapy techniques. We also will not hesitate to refer you to a periodontist should the need arise.