Periodontal Disease
Periodontal Disease

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Huntington
41 Lawrence Hill Rd
Huntington, NY
11743
Phone: 631.549.2711

Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth.  Plaque is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva.  If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar).  When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone.  Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums.  Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.

Not only is it the number one reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there may be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy. 

Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease.

Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • New spacing between teeth.
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pus around the teeth and gums Receding gums
  • Red and puffy gums
  •  Tenderness or Discomfort

Christine Vice, DDS, MAGD
41 Lawrence Hill Rd Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 549-2711 URL of Map
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