Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that is localized to the gums around your teeth. The bacteria releases toxins that actually destroy the bone that surrounds your teeth weakening their bony support. If left untreated periodontal disease may cause loosening and even premature loss of teeth. It doesn’t stop there. The same toxins that are eating your bone away have been proven to enter the bloodstream . Once in the bloodstream the bacteria may lead to diabetes, heart disease, premature labor and more. This disease does require treatment and our New Jersey practice in Egg Harbor township is qualified to treat this condition.
Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of American adults have some form of periodontal disease? Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to successful treatment. Whether it’s simple gum inflammation or more serious damage, we can help with state-of-the-art treatment. We’ll treat the gums and supporting bone by removing the bacteria cause the infection and damage. In severe cases, we’ll refer you for additional treatment to a periodontist.
You may be wondering how do you know if you have periodontal disease. Unfortunately it is very hard to detect without a dental examination and x-rays. Periodontal disease is considered the silent killer in dentistry because it rarely hurts until it is too late it is one of the most common untreated conditions in New Jersey. It is chronic infection that can be present for years causing damage but no pain. For this reason it is important to get regular checkup and talk to you dentist to have a periodontal assessment.
Contact our Egg Harbor Township office for a periodontal assessment! Call Egg Harbor Township Office Phone Number (609) 646-1989!
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