Periodontal (gum) Disease

Karson L. Carpenter, D.D.S. Alma R. Nava, D.D.S. Hussain Arbab, B.D.S., M.S.D. Michael S. Zonder, D.D.S. 20793 Farmington Rd., Ste. 201 Farmington Hills, MI 48336     
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Periodontal disease, also known as "gum disease", is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease is an ongoing, slowly progressing, difficult-to-stop disease. Unless it is treated, it will continue to destroy your teeth. Plaque - the sticky colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth - is recognized as the primary cause of gum disease. If plaque isn't removed each day by brushing and flossing, it hardens into a rough, porous substance called calculus or tartar. Toxins produced and released by bacteria in plaque irritate the gums. These toxins cause the breakdown of the fibers that hold the gums tightly to the teeth, creating periodontal pockets that will fill with even more toxins and bacteria. As the disease progresses, pockets become deeper, and the bacteria move down until he bone that holds the teeth in place is destroyed. Eventually, severe infection may develop with pain and swelling. The teeth may loosen. Smokers and tobacco users are at a higher risk of developing this disease. 2. Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease Connection. 3. Periodontal disease and Diabetes. 4. How is "gum disease" treated? No Treatment Increased frequency of oral hygiene appointments Deep cleaning / scaling and  root planning Periodontal surgery Laser Gum Treatment: The surgery-free way to treat gum disease Drakeshire Dental doctors are very focused on the treatment of periodontal disease and include a Periodontal specialist on staff to meet your needs.
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