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Gum diseases- What is it? How to treat this without PAIN!

Gum disease (Periodontal disease) is an infection of the gum and/or bone that support the teeth. There are two types of gum disease classification: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is a mild gum disease that affect the gums surrounding the teeth. Periodontitis is a gum disease that affect the gum and the bone that surrounds the teeth.

What causes gum diseases?

1. chew tobacco or smoke

2 .don’t visit the dentist on a regular schedule for gum disease prevention

3. family history of gum disease

4 .other health problems: Poor diet, stress, uncontrolled diabetes, AIDS, leukemia

Diagnosing gum disease:

1. exam dental exam at our office

2.bleeding gums

3. bad breath

4 loose teeth

5. gums receding away from your teeth

Great News!!!! No more gum surgery ( NO STITCHES) that removes the gums , no root sensitivity and no discomfort!!!! The best method is LANAP Procedure. This is a laser procedure that use a laser fiber that is inserted between the gum tissue and your teeth, where it removes the tartar and calculus. We are the only dentist office in Pitt Co. that has this technology. Read about this on the computer.