Berkeley Family Dentistry
Periodontal disease is the result of infections and inflammation around the gum areas. The early stages of periodontal disease is commonly known as gingivitis but if left untreated can become more serious and escalate into periodontitis. Periodontal disease is commonly seen in adults and can cause teeth to loosen or fall out as well as cause gums to start pulling away.
The best way to prevent periodontal disease is with brushing and flossing every day as wells as regular cleanings and visits to Berkeley Family Dentistry. During cleanings we can inspect your mouth and check for any possible signs of periodontal disease.
More severe cases of periodontal disease may require more extensive treatments like deep cleanings, medications, and sometimes even surgery.