What is Periodontal Disease and How is it Treated?
Periodontal disease is a bacterial disease in the gums. Commonly referred to as Gum disease, it infects the jaw bone with destructive bacteria.
These harmful bacteria like a dirty environment of dental plaque and tartar. They cause bone degeneration around teeth. Additionally, they have recently been implicated in heart disease, Alzheimers, and an increased risk of cancer.
Periodontal disease can not be treated, only prevented, with a dental cleaning.
Periodontal disease treatment might include deep cleanings, Scaling and Root Planing, Gum surgery and bone grafting. Prevention is the best medicine.