Treatments offered to help maintain the foundations for teeth often in conjunction
with our hygienists.
Long-standing gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease. There are a number of
types of periodontal disease and they all affect the tissues supporting the teeth.
As the disease gets worse the bone fixing the teeth to the jaw is lost, making the
teeth loose. If this is not treated, the teeth may eventually fall out. In fact,
more teeth are lost through periodontal disease than through tooth decay.
Periodontal disease is never cured, but it can be controlled as long as you keep
up the home care you have been taught. Any further loss of bone will be very slow
and it may stop altogether. However, you must make sure you remove plaque every day,
and go for regular check-ups by the dentist and hygienist.