With statistics showing that half of all Americans age 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease, there is a good chance that you may require periodontal treatment at some point in your life.
Dr. Brent Copeland provides soft tissue management to patients with gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, and periodontitis, the more advanced stage of gum disease.
Periodontal disease – also called gum disease – is an inflammatory disease that affects your gums and jawbone. Its earliest stage is gingivitis, a condition in which the gums are swollen and red due to inflammation.
Periodontitis is the more serious form of gum disease. It destroys supporting gum tissues and causes the gums to pull away from the teeth. Bone can be lost, and the teeth may loosen or even fall out.
Schedule an appointment or call today if you think you exhibit signs of periodontal disease, or if it’s been more than six months since your last dental examination.