Periodontal Disease in the Bronx, New York
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria from plaque buildup on the teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque, but when the plaque is not removed, the bacteria can cause tooth, gum, and bone loss. Untreated periodontal disease has also been linked to numerous severe health problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and pregnancy complications. You may be suffering from gum disease if you have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing and sensitive teeth
- Receding gums
Our experienced and gentle dentist, Dr. Vasserman, and our talented dental staff are skilled in scaling and root planning, a deep-cleaning method for treating mild cases of periodontal disease. At Pelham Dental Group, we are dedicated to helping you prevent and treat periodontal disease. We welcome you to call our office today to learn more about periodontal disease treatment and preventive dentistry. Our dental team looks forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health!