Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and is the largest cause of adult tooth loss in America. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line, causing the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. As the tissues are damaged, pockets develop; generally, the more severe the disease, the deeper the pocket. Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed, but range from deep cleaning to laser gum surgery.
To prevent or halt the progression of periodontal disease, it is very important to maintain good oral hygiene at home and visit Dr. Caracioni every six months for a dental checkup and periodontal exam. If you notice tenderness, swelling, bleeding or redness of your gums,immediately to schedule an appointment. We will do our best to help you achieve the healthy, disease-free and confident smile that you deserve.