Periodontal Treatment
Periodontal Treatment

The prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal, or gum, disease is very important to health. Gingivitis represents the first, non-destructive stage of gum disease. However, gingivitis can develop into a more serious condition called periodontitis. This is why it is especially important to catch periodontal disease in its early stages. Certain people are at higher risk for developing gum disease, such as smokers, people with diabetes and women in menopause.

In addition, evidence is continually being shown to support the belief that your oral health is closely associated with many health issues throughout your body. Specifically, the bacteria that cause periodontal disease can enter the bloodstream and lead to heart disease, pregnancy complications and diabetes.  Prompt and thorough treatment of periodontal disease can help prevent it from impacting your overall health.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I see the dentist?

Children, teens, and adults should all see us for a regular checkup at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to come in more than just twice a year. Dr. Durand will help determine how often you should visit our office for regular checkups.