Periodontal Maintenance What is Periodontal Maintenance?Periodontal Disease is similar to other chronic diseases, such as Diabetes. The key to control is early diagnosis and treatment, followed by prompt ongoing treatment. This entails periodontal maintenance procedures (PMP) or supportive periodontal therapy. PMP will help in gaining control of the disease and increase your chances of keeping your…

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The Mouth-Body Connection Gum Disease Linked To Heart DiseasePeriodontal disease leads to inflammation of the gums. This inflammatory bacteria then enters your bloodstream and travels throughout your body. Researchers have linked this process to a number of serious medical conditions. It is important to treat periodontal disease as quickly as possible to avoid the release…

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How is Periodontal Disease Treated? Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that penetrates into the gums and into the bone around your teeth, causing inflammation. Periodontal inflammation leads to bone loss and possibly tooth loss and may contribute to other medical conditions. Dr. Werkmeister and his team provide custom treatment plans for each patient. Not…

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What is Periodontal Disease? (Gum Disease) A Healthy Smile Means a Healthier Life The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a serious infection that affects the tissue surrounding the teeth. These tissues include both the gums and the bone that support the teeth. Periodontal disease is known as the “Silent Disease.”…

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