Gum disease is a condition linked with serious health conditions. Here at the Coatney Professional Center, our dental teamworks hard to stay up-t0-date on the latest research regarding this condition. It is our goal to evaluate and educate our patients regarding this condition, thereby helping to improve your overall health.
Gum disease , also known clinically as "periodontal disease", is a leading cause of tooth loss. A sticky, colorless bacterial film called "plaque" builds up around the gum margins, and leads to this condition.
At the Coatney Professional Center, our dental team will evaluate your oral health during you initial visit, as well as your regular cleanings, to determine if you have or are at risk for developing gum disease. As this condition is often associated with other "systemic" or whole body health conditions, we take this evaluation seriously.
Our dental team also will take the time to educate you on the risks involved with this condition, how this condition can best be managed, as well as answer any questions you may have.
The early stage of periodontal disease is called "gingivitis", which means inflammation of the gums.
In this stage of the disease process:
If gingivitis is left untreated, and the plaque is not removed, this can lead to "periodontitis", a more advanced stage.
To keep your smile bright, and free of periodontal disease, brush and floss regularly, and see your dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings.
Call (716) 373-3317 for your appointment today