Periodontal care refers to the care of gums and bone tissue that surround the teeth. Gum disease is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria, which can result in tooth loss if left untreated.
Periodontal disease can have serious consequences on your overall health. An infection of the gums is usually the result of plaque and tartar buildup due to improper brushing or flossing, or the failure to schedule regular dental cleanings and exams. Other factors can put you at higher risk of gum disease, including smoking, your diet, and certain medications.
If you begin to show any signs of gum disease, such as gum pain and sensitivity, you should contact our office as soon as possible. Drs. Flaviu Dunca and Haig Rickerby of Journal Square Dental provide patients a full of range of periodontal treatment in Jersey City, NJ.
Gum disease erodes dental tissues and may result in tooth loss: this is why regular exams and dental cleanings are essential.