Periodontal Diesase

  What is periodontal disease?
  Stages of periodontal disease
  Why is periodontal disease
    so prevalent?

  Contributing factors of
    periodontal disease

  Periodontal disease &
    systemic health

  Treating periodontal disease

Periodontal Disease
Overview of Periodontal Disease

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal Disease Periodontal (gum) diseases are one of the most common infections in American adults. More than 75% of adults over the age of 35 have some form of periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that destroys the supporting fibers of gum and the bone around the teeth. The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms around your teeth. Daily oral home care, including brushing and flossing is needed to remove the plaque.

If the plaque is not removed, it turns into a hard substance referred to as tartar, or calculus in as little as two days. Calculus is so hard, it cannot be brushed, or flossed off completely. Once calculus forms, the bacteria can migrate below the gums. Once under the gums, the bacteria produce toxins that irritate the gums, causing infection. These toxins detroy the supporting tissues around the teeth, including the bone.

Chesapeake Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
will address your periodontal concerns and work with you and your dentist
to ensure optimal oral health for a lifetime!

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