Peridontal Disease and Treatment
More than half of all adults over the age of 18 have at least the early stages of periodontal (gum) disease. Although periodontal disease is common, it can be prevented. By understanding what causes it, learning and practicing good oral health habits, you can avoid the needless loss of teeth to this disease.
Many people also do not realize that periodontal disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. However, periodontal disease can occur at any age. Even children as young as five or six can have signs of this disease. This disease affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. If not treated, it can cause the loss of even healthy teeth.
At Stratford Dental, Dr. Brian Evans utilizes conservative (non-surgical) periodontal therapy. Conservative therapy consists of more frequent cleanings, periodontal scaling and root planning. Dr. Brian Evans works with you to determine a program that most optimally fits your personal circumstances and needs.