Periodontal or “gum” disease can range from minor gum inflammation, commonly referred to as gingivitis, to a more serious condition like chronic periodontitis, which results in major damage to both the soft tissue & bone that support your teeth. Periodontal disease causes inflammation, not just locally within your mouth, but can also contribute to inflammation throughout the body.
Thus, it is important to diagnose and treat periodontal disease for your overall health as well. With routine care & proper treatment, the periodontal structures that surround the tooth can be restored to health, and the disease controlled. Here at Richards Frankel Dentistry our goal is to restore your mouth to health and help you to maintain oral hygiene.