Sunny Slope Dental Care | Periodontal (gum) disease in New Berlin WI

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Periodontal (gum) disease

 

Periodontal (gum) disease is insidious. It is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as Gingivitis. Left untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth AND the bone that holds your teeth in place. Except for bad breath and gums that bleed, there are very few early warning signals. The disease advances silently, often without pain, and before you know it, you are losing your teeth and you don't know why.

Tooth loss is only the most obvious indicator of gum disease. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes - even an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened.


 
 
 
New Berlin Dentists Dr. William Crinzi, Dr.Sarah Quesnell and Dr. Tarah Gerner offer a full range of family services, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Veneer's, Dental Crowns, Dental White Fillings, Dental Implant Restoration, TMJ Treatment and Dental Bridges. Serving New Berlin, WI and surrounding communities for over 30 years.