Periodontal disease is the leading preventable cause of tooth loss in America. Often times, patients that have moderate to severe periodontal disease are unaware of their condition and end up losing teeth unnecessarily. Because periodontal disease typically does not cause pain or discomfort, patients are less willing to seek treatment on their own. By partnering with our general dentist and hygiene colleagues we hope to provide better quality periodontal care and management to our patients and to minimize the severe complications associated with periodontal disease.
The best approach to periodontal disease is prevention. Hygienists are our first line of defense against the progression of periodontal disease. Hygiene is not only imperative to control periodontal disease, but also to alleviate the negative effects of oral bacteria on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and overall systemic health. We will work hard with your hygienists to improve the treatment and management of your periodontal patients.