What is Periodontal Disease?

 

Gum Disease

There are a wide range of diseases affecting the gums, which are grouped under the general heading of periodontal disease. The Bryan Dental in Bryan and College Station area is conveniently located near to the Briarcrest Walmart  is the best option available and  the nearest dentist office .

All of these conditions are treated by the our Dental Clinic Periodontics and Implants team. gum disease conditions include:

  • Gingivitis
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Aggressive Periodontitis
  • Periodontitis as a Manifestation of Systemic Diseases
  • Necrotizing Periodontal Diseases
  • What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the mildest and most common form of periodontal disease. Less than optimal oral hygiene causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. Bleeding gums are a sign of disease, healthy gums do not bleed. Gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good regular oral care at home. Find out more about Gingivitis.

What is Chronic Periodontitis?

This chronic inflammatory process results from one of the most common infections in humans. It is not usually painful and effects at least 20% of the adult population. When the inflammation of gingivitis is unable to be controlled the disease progresses to Periodontitis. The result is loss of the supporting structures around the teeth (gum and bone) which causes the formation of pockets and or recession of the gums. If untreated it may result in the loss of teeth. With appropriate professional and home care the condition can usually be stabilized.

What is Aggressive Periodontitis?

This is a rare but severe form of periodontitis which frequently (but not exclusively) begins in early adult life and untreated can result in the loss of many or all of the teeth. It occurs in patients who are otherwise clinically healthy. Common features include rapid loss of attachment for the teeth and bone destruction and it may occur in more than one member of a family. It is a very difficult condition to manage and such cases should be treated by periodontists. Our Team experienced in treating this difficult form of periodontitis.

Call us at (979) 985-5505 or visit www.bryandentaltx.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

3203 Freedom Blvd,
Suite 400 Bryan,
TX 77802.



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