Gum Disease

Periodontal (Gum) Disease is today’s #1 cause of tooth loss. It affects 4 out of 5 people at some point during their lives.

What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease is an infection caused by bacteria found in plaque. As the bacteria spread below the gumline, the gums and bone around the teeth begin to break down, and can lead to loose teeth.

When left untreated, Periodontal (Gum) Disease is linked to a variety of health problems including heart disease, stroke, diabetic complications and problems during pregnancy.

Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment:

The dentist and registered dental hygienist will exam you to determine whether or not a monthly oral care management system, STM program or referral to a periodontist is the most effective treatment.

Soft Tissue Management (STM) is a cost friendly, non-invasive personalized plan to reduce infection of the gum and root surfaces, performed by a dental hygienist.

The personalized STM dental program includes professional oral care cleanings to remove harmful deposits, antibacterial treatment to help kill bacteria, home care education and close monitoring.

If you have dental benefits, portions or even all treatment will be covered.

Periodontal (Gum) Disease Causes:

Some noted causes of Periodontal (Gum) Disease include smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, improper use of dental floss and toothpicks, poor nutrition, vitamin C deficiency, pregnancy and certain medications.