The word periodontal means “around the tooth”. Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.
Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.
Not only is it the number one reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy.
Researchers are determining if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease affects these systemic diseases and conditions. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease.
Periodontal Services Include
Scaling & Root Planing
Frenectomy / Gingivectomy
Connective Tissue Grafts
Your gums are the foundation of your teeth, and in many ways, your oral health. Our dentist and hygienists will work with you to establish good periodontal care. By cleaning your teeth and treating your gums, we can help you improve your dental health.
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6861 Coit Rd. Ste A, Plano, TX 75024
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7:15am – 5:00pm
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