Periodontal disease is caused by plaque. Plaque can harden to become calculus or tartar. Plaque & calculus can damage the gums and cause gingivitis, inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis can be treated successfully by good oral hygiene practice.
The advanced stage of gum disease is called periodontitis. It can cause damage to teeth, gums and bone surrounding the teeth. Periodontitis result loss of teeth.
Benefits of treatment
The purpose is to stop or slow down the progression of gum disease resulting
- A healthier mouth that feels & looks good.
- Teeth that look clean & feel smooth