Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

At Mayfair Family Dentistry, we are interested in providing our community with high-quality care and services. This is why we go above and beyond to provide the care that you and your family deserve. This includes providing treatment for periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can occur when gingivitis is not treated properly and has been found to be fatal in some cases and is linked to other serious health concerns.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is a term used for disease that occurs in any part of the mouth other than the teeth. Alveolar bone disease and disease of the periodontal ligament are also examples of periodontal disease, but gum disease is the most common. Gum disease is caused by plaque receding below the gum line and building up there. This is what causes the gums to become inflamed. The first stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis. Gingivitis alone is not dangerous and will not cause long-term damage, but when left untreated gingivitis can develop into periodontal disease.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

Pain when chewing, abscesses, bleeding gums, bad breath, tooth loss, loose teeth, suddenly sensitive teeth, swollen gums, and gum recession are all symptoms of periodontal disease. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you should visit us at Mayfair Family Dentistry immediately. Gum disease is a serious condition that can sometimes be fatal when left untreated and has also been linked to other serious health concerns. This disease has been found to increase the likelihood of having a stroke, respiratory disease, diabetes, and heart disease. Furthermore, gum disease has also been linked to an increased likelihood of developing cancer, such as pancreatic cancer in men.

If you are concerned that you may have periodontal disease, contact us at Mayfair Family Dentistry, located in Frankford, PA, today. Your health is important to us, and we want to offer you the services that you need to preserve and maintain your oral health. Attend regular check-ups with your dentist to catch dental issues, such as periodontal disease, early on. You can book an appointment with us online now!

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