Our experienced team at Parkcrest Dental Group performs comprehensive treatment for gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth.
Gum disease is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and because it is virtually pain-free, many patients do not know they have the disease. During each regular checkup, your dentist at Parkcrest Dental Group will check for signs of periodontal disease by measuring the space between your teeth and gums.
There are many risk factors associated with gum disease including:
- Genetic susceptibility
- Poor oral care
- Certain medications
- Use of tobacco products
- Crowded or crooked teeth
- Medical conditions such as diabetes