Taking care of your gums is just as important as taking care of your teeth. Gum disease can lead to inflammation, bleeding, and sometimes tooth loss. Moreover, studies show that gum disease may be linked to heart attack, diabetes, stroke, problem pregnancies, and other life threatening health problems. Gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, is generally caused by the bacteria in plaque that infects the soft tissue of the gums.
However, through early detection and regular professional teeth cleanings, Dr. Petrilli and his team can dramatically reduce the effects of periodontal disease. With proper diagnosis, treatment, and regular maintenance, the fight against periodontal disease can be fought and won.