"Periodontal disease is an infectious and inflammatory disease which destroys the periodontal tissues. These tissues consist of the gums and the bone that support the teeth. It is a gum and bone disease. Periodontal disease affects 3 out of 4 adults. It is caused by a growing colony of living bacteria called "plaque". The greatest cause of adult tooth loss is periodontal disease.
In the early stages of periodontal disease there is little, if any, pain; therefore you may not notice the gradual onset of puffiness and occasional bleeding. Without thorough removal, toxins from plaque cause the disease process to continue. Periodontal disease left untreated may result in extensive bone destruction and possible tooth loss.
If detected in the early stages, periodontal disease can be treated and controlled.
We will refer to the timely diagnosis and treatment of the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease as Soft Tissue Management.
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