Periodontal (Gum) Diseaseimage of preventing gum disease

Periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis, is a serious condition that affects approximately 50%+ of adults in the United States*.

Periodontal disease occurs when inflammation caused by plaque and tartar build-up that destroys the tissues that anchor teeth in the bone. As the disease progresses, pockets form, which allow more plaque and tartar to collect below the gum line. Unless treated, the affected teeth may become infected, loose and require removal.

Periodontal disease has a number of symptoms, including:

  • sore and inflamed gums
  • gums that bleed easily
  • gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • chronic bad breath
  • sensitive teeth
  • loose teeth
  • exposed tooth roots

This disease has serious side effects such as problems with chewing and tooth loss.  If you feel that you have any of the above symptoms of periodontal disease call Dr. Colletta’s office to schedule treatment today.

Depending on the progression of the periodontal disease some treatment options are:

  • periodontal scaling and root planning
  • gum grafting
  • bone grafting
  • flap surgery

Contact Dr. Colletta’s office for a periodontitis consultation today: 978-499-9708. Dr. Colletta will review the condition of your gums and oral health and prescribe the best combination of treatment options to improve the health of your mouth and reduce further damage to your gums, bones or teeth.