Even if you go to your dentist regularly, you may benefit from an evaluation by a Periodontist who has had three additional years of specialized training in the area of periodontics and dental implants.
Periodontal (gum) disease is an ongoing bacterial infection affecting the gums and bone supporting the teeth. As erosion takes place, periodontal pockets become infected. Symptoms are often mild as destruction takes place. Periodontal disease can affect one or several teeth. If left untreated, this can lead to tooth loss or potential health risks associated with diabetes, heart disease, prosthetic joint replacement, and pregnancy.