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Periodontal Care (Gums)

Periodontal treatment includes several different procedures. Periodontal disease used to be called pyorrhea. It is an inflammation and usually a chronic low-grade infection of the gingiva (gums). Inflammation is the body’s response to tissue damage and infection.  Normally inflammation promotes healing, but when the insult is continuous as when bacteria collect around the teeth, the chemicals of inflammation destroy the gingiva and bone supporting the teeth over time. Teeth eventually become loose and are lost. Periodontal treatment cleans away the plaque (soft build-up) and tartar (hard build-up) that harbor bacteria which allows the gingival tissue to heal and prevents further loss of bone support. For periodontal treatment to be successful regular maintenance visits are important.

Dr. Robertson is very professional and honest, understands that I have cost restrictions and tries to work with me.

Mike