Many factors can effect the supporting structures of the teeth. Did you know that 8 out of 10 times a tooth is lost it is because of periodontal disease?
The good news is that when your dentist or hygienist recognizes and diagnoses either early or late stage periodontal disease there are therapies that can often slow down and almost stop the progression of bone loss, and actively fight or eliminate the active infection in your gums.
Below are some examples of how we can determine your periodontal health, along with treatments to help you improve your quality of life by keeping you from losing your teeth prematurely.
Bone Loss is often paired with recession of the gums. Last on this page describes an option to prevent recession and correct loss of gum tissue.
Gum Pocket Depth/Probing: