is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Periodontal
diseases are classified according to the severity of the disease.
Gingivitis is a milder and reversible form of periodontal disease
that only affects the gums. However, gingivitis may lead to more
serious, destructive forms of periodontal disease called
studies have shown an increased risk of heart disease and stroke in
patients with periodontal disease. In addition, diabetics with gum
disease are twice as likely as those without it to die from either
heart disease or kidney failure. Furthermore, expectant mothers with
periodontal disease are seven times more likely to deliver
prematurely. It is possible to have periodontal disease and have no
warning signs. That is one reason why routine dental check-ups and
periodontal examinations are very important.
If a tooth is
severely damaged by decay or fracture and is unable to be restored,
we do offer in-office extractions. We use gentle techniques and
excellent post-operative care for a safe and comfortable experience.
Sealants are used in
addition to proper home care to help protect teeth against
decay-causing bacteria. They act as a barrier and are usually applied
to the chewing surfaces of the molar teeth. There are no injections
or drills usually involved in this procedure making it easy on young