Gum disease, or periodontal disease as it’s known in dental circles, is a chronic condition caused by a bacterial infection. There are two distinct phases of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Both are serious threats to your smile and, if left untreated, can lead directly to tooth loss and even potentially lead to loss of bone density in the jaw. Neither of those are good for a patient and both can be combatted by proper dental care and good hygiene. But, only if caught in time, so make an appointment with Taylor Dental Clinic today.
Taylor Dental Clinic customizes a treatment plan for each patient we see based off of the advancement of their gum disease. There are a range of treatment options available and each will be thoroughly explained before any procedures begin. In the end, we do all we can to keep our patients from needing advanced oral surgery to remedy the issue. If the gum disease is too far advanced for our in-house treatment options, we’ll recommend a professional, reputable periodontal oral surgeon you can see for the treatment you’ll need. And, never fear, we’ll still be here for you to assist in whatever way we can. That’s what a neighborhood dentist does and that’s exactly what we are at Taylor Dental Clinic.