The average person will form plaque (a sticky bacteria) on their teeth that hides in areas that are hard to brush. If the recommened twice a year professional cleanings are not preformed then the bacteria containing plaque will harden and form into ‘calculus’. Calculus and tatar are not able to be brushed or flossed away. Therefore long term neglect of professional cleanings can lead to Gingivitis (Periodontal disease).
Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults which can affect bone and gum health. Periodontal disease is defined as inflammation of the gums also known as gingiva. It will also cause chronic bleeding of the gums when brushed or flossed.
After the diagnosis of periodontal disease is made, we will assess different forms of treatment. Non-surgical techniques as well as surgical will be looked and discussed with your goals in mind and what we are trying to achieve.