Comfortable Perio Protect Treatment for Gum Disease
Dr. Marinic’s state-of-the-art treatment provides rapid, safe and comfortable gum treatment. Using Perio Protect, Dr. Marinic can treat his patients comfortably.
What is Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum and bone which support the teeth. Left untreated, it can cause the bone to dissolve, which leads to loose teeth and ultimately the loss of teeth.
Periodontal disease is the primary really that adults lose teeth; more than 75 million Americans over the age of 35 suffer from gum disease. Gum disease is more common than stroke, cancer heart disease, and Alzheimer’s combined.
It has been proven that gum disease increases the risk of developing many other diseases:
- Heart Disease can be increased by 150%
- Chances of stroke can increase by 300%
- The risk of having a premature birth or delivering a low birth weight baby can be increased by 700%
- The increased risk of respiratory infection can be increased by 500%
Gum disease starts when bacteria accumulate on the teeth and form dental plaque. If the plaque is not removed thoroughly, it will attach to the root surface inside the gum and produce a pocket, causing constant irritation to the adjacent gum. The gum becomes swollen, will appear slightly to moderately red, and can result in frequent bleeding. When the gums reach this stage, it is called gingivitis.
If gingivitis is not controlled, the bone will begin to dissolve in order to avoid bacteria. Once the bone begins to dissolve, we call this state of gum disease periodontitis. Eventually, the teeth become loose and may abscess or be lost.
Get A Consultation
If you are concerned about gum disease, please come in and let Dr. Marinic evaluate your situation. When you come in for your Consultation, you’ll receive:
- Smile evaluation.
- Dr. Marinic will listen to your needs.
- Fully explain your options.
- Review possible procedures.
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