Periodontal disease is, in it's most fundamental sense, the bacterial infection of the gums in the mouth. This infection causes your gums to become inflamed, to bleed, and in the later stages of periodontal disease, to begin separating from the teeth, causing the teeth in the infected area of the gums to become loose, or to even fall out. It's a very common issue in oral health. An estimated one out of every two adults over 30 years of age have some form of periodontal disease in the United States, ranging from mild to severe.
Once periodontal disease has reached a certain stage, regular dental cleanings will not resolve the infection. To care for periodontal disease requires deeper cleanings, laser treatment, medication, as well as, in the most severe cases, gum surgery. At StarBrite Dental in Rockville, MD, we have decades of experience in handling periodontal disease. With in-house specialists dedicated to treating just this issue. If you have questions regarding periodontal disease, or would like a consultation with one of our caring dentists, call (301) 770-1070 today.