What Is Periodontal Disease?
There are a few different types of gum disease. Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease that refers to a swelling of the gums for a variety of reasons. If left untreated, gingivitis can (but does not always) lead to periodontitis or gum disease. If not properly treated, this can lead to tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth.
Your body’s immune system naturally tries to fight periodontal disease, but the “battle” between bacteria and your “good” enzymes causes even more damage to your gums and teeth. With gum and bone loss, your teeth begin to loosen and even fall out.
Education is key when preventing or diagnosing periodontal problems. Here are the common causes and symptoms.
Treating the Disease
Dr. Carolyn Crowley Correll has a variety of treatments and tools to slow, stop, and even reverse the damage of periodontal disease. Her goal is to help your gums reattach to your teeth; to reduce the swelling in your gums; reduce and eliminate infection; ultimately, stop the progression of the disease altogether.
“I am always greeted like family. Everyone is professional, I feel very confident in Dr. Crowley Correll and her staff. I have had cleanings, fillings, and crowns, all done with my comfort and time in mind.”
Kim W. (Actual Patient)