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Millions of people each year are affected by periodontal disease (gum disease), as it continues to be one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults. Periodontal disease can cause very few symptoms in its earliest stages, making it easy for people to overlook. However, if left untreated, this dental issue can cause serious…

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How is Periodontal Disease Treated? Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that penetrates into the gums and into the bone around your teeth, causing inflammation. Periodontal inflammation leads to bone loss, and possibly tooth loss, and may contribute to other serious medical conditions. The periodontal infection must be removed and the area given a chance…

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Periodontal Disease Maintenance in Montgomery County, PA Periodontal Disease is similar to other chronic diseases, such as Diabetes. The key to control is early diagnosis and treatment, followed by prompt, ongoing treatment. This entails periodontal maintenance procedures (PMP).  PMP helps in gaining control of the disease and increases your chances of keeping your teeth. If not…

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Read More About Gum Disease in Blue Bell and All of Montgomery County, PA Also serving Lansdale, Blue Bell, Chestnut Hill, and Philadelphia. The word “periodontal” means “around the tooth.” Periodontal Disease (also known as “gum disease”, “pyorrhea” or “periodontal infection”) is an ongoing bacterial infection in the gums and bone around your teeth. This…

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The Dental Consequences If the periodontal inflammation continues, you can start to lose your teeth one at a time. Approximately 75% of all adult tooth loss is due to periodontal disease. When your gums and bone are damaged by periodontal infection, there is less support for your teeth. As this support disappears, your teeth first…

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The Medical Consequences of Gum Disease “People think of gum disease in terms of their teeth, but they don’t think about the fact that gum disease is a serious infection that can release bacteria into the bloodstream” ~Dr. Robert Genco, editor “Journal of Periodontology” Periodontal disease leads to inflammation of the gums. This inflammatory bacteria…

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