At Crosstown Dental our team of dental professionals know the importance of good oral hygiene. We are trained to offer periodontal services to protect your teeth, bone and overall health.
Periodontal Disease, or gum disease, is a serious infection of the soft tissue. Periodontitis is largely preventable with proper hygiene. Left untreated, gum disease in its advanced stages can progress and destroy the jawbone that supports the teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and leads to other serious health issues.
Gingivitis is a bacterial infection of the gum which the early stage of Periodontal Disease. Gingivitis is the only stage of periodontal disease that can be reversed. This is the stage where the bacteria has not yet affected the bone. Regular dental appointments and good hygiene are essential in preventing gingivitis.