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Periodontal Disease and Treatment

Periodontal Disease and Treatment

Periodontal disease is the loss of the supporting structures of the teeth namely gums and bone.  Treatment can take many forms depending on the severity of the disease, the location of the periodontal disease and variables between patients based on comfort goals and finances.  In our office, we believe it is important that your periodontal disease is explained to you and that you have the opportunity to ask questions and select the best treatment for you!

Advanced periodontal disease and gum disease.

Periodontal disease and gum disease.

 

Advanced periodontal disease and gum disease after treatment.

Periodontal disease and gum disease after treatment.

You can benefit from periodontal disease treatment!  The tissue can heal completely but bone loss that has already occurred (periodontal disease, by definition, includes bone loss) may never return. So the earlier treatment begins, the better.

  • This will help you maintain the affected teeth as long as possible.
  • Treatment will assist in the control of bad breath
  • Periodontal disease treatment may well reduce the risk of some systemic diseases

Periodontal disease is an infectious ongoing disease that must be well maintained with adequate home care (That’s right – you are an important part in the success of periodontal disease treatment!) and regularly scheduled re-care visits.

Periodontal disease and gum disease.

Periodontal disease and gum disease.

Periodontal disease and gum disease following treatment - bone loss remains but gums have healed.

Periodontal disease and gum disease following treatment – bone loss remains but gums have healed.

This information shared with you by Julie Gillis, DDS PC .  We feel that your dental health is the top priority, and if we can make your smile more attractive while improving your health that is wonderful! Dr. Gillis practices restorative and cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, tooth whitening, implants, crowns, bridges and periodontal care.  I feel our dental hygienists are the very best in the valley! Our office website is www.juliegillisds.com.  For further information, please contact us at (970) 242-3635.

Yours for better health,

Julie Gillis, DDS,

“Restoring Smiles – Restoring Health”