Gum Disease - Jaw Bone Disease - Periodontal Disease

This is a common disease and therefore three names for the same thing. If you notice blood on the toothbrush or after flossing, chances are you have it.

Periodontal disease causes the jaw bone around teeth to break down to the point that teeth become loose and eventually fall out. Hence the name “jaw bone disease”. Even though abscesses occur at times, most often there is no pain and bleeding gums may be the only sign. There is treatment but prevention is far easier than treatment. Each time a patient comes to us for an examination, we check for periodontal disease