Periodontal Maintenance – Treating Gum Disease

Stop Gum Disease

In the previous installments here and here of our Periodontal Maintenance series we explained what periodontal/gum disease is, how to recognize it, known risk factors, and how to prevent it. For our last installment, it’s time to explore the treatment options for gum disease and proper follow-up procedures. Treating gum disease Depending on how far the periodontal disease has progressed, … Read More

Periodontal Maintenance – Risk Factors and Stages of Gum Disease

Periodontal Maintenance - Risk Factors and Stages of Gum Disease

In the previous installment of our Periodontal Maintenance series, we explained periodontal (gum) disease and the warnings signs of gum disease. Now we’ll share the known risk factors that increase the chances of a patient having gum disease and the different stages of periodontal disease. Risk factors that increase the risk of gum disease Along with not practicing proper oral … Read More

Periodontal Maintenance – Understanding Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal Maintenance – Understanding Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Having a healthy mouth is important to your overall health. Dental issues can indicate or lead to other serious health issues, so having a great smile goes beyond aesthetic reasons. Understanding periodontal disease and its warning signs help you recognize minor issues before they become major problems. Periodontal disease explained Also called gum disease, periodontal disease is an infection that affects … Read More

If Your Dentist Doesn’t Do This One Thing, Run, Don’t Walk to a Different Dentist

Periodontal Charting Toms River NJ

Periodontal charting has been a standard procedure for decades.  During your visit to the dentist’s office, you’re accustomed to the usual routine of having your teeth cleaned, flossed, inspected by the dentist, and x-rayed when necessary. However, if your dentist doesn’t include gum charts (also called periodontal charts) as part of his or her routine, it’s time to consider finding … Read More

Periodontal Disease: Prevention is Most Important

Periodontal Disease Prevention

Did you know, many people in the US currently have some form of periodontal (gum) disease? Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to more serious diseases that can damage bone and soft tissue that support the teeth. Whether or not you experience the affects of worsening gum disease is largely dependent on how you care for your teeth from … Read More