Periodontal Treatment in Westport
Healthy teeth are important, but so are healthy gums. That’s why our Westport dental practice is committed to comprehensive periodontal care from routine cleanings to more advanced therapies for gum disease.
Would you like to learn more about gum disease and the solutions we offer to help treat it? Call our office or explore this page for more information.
What Is Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease affects roughly half the U.S. adult population and is caused by plaque, which accumulates on the teeth and gums and hardens into tartar over time. Once this happens, the harmful bacteria in tartar will attack the soft tissue of your gums, leading to a light form of periodontal disease known as gingivitis.
If gingivitis isn’t treated it can become periodontitis, which is a much more serious condition. Periodontitis can destroy both the tissues surrounding your teeth and the bone holding teeth in place. That’s why periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Other symptoms of periodontal disease include inflamed gums, bleeding when you brush, and frequent bad breath.
Stop Gum Disease In Its Tracks
Would you like to learn more about our periodontal services? Don’t hesitate to give our Westport office a call. We would be happy to answer your questions or schedule an appointment with Dr. Kogan. Gum disease is a serious condition, with consequences for both your oral health and overall wellbeing. Let us work with you on a personalized treatment plan.