Periodontal (gum)disease is one of the most ubiquitous diseases known to man. It is not only widely distributed throughout the world, but there is ample evidence reaching back to the border of prehistory that it has been an old and constant of man. No race is immune; no region is free from the widespread incidence of chronic destructive periodontal disease.
The essential pathogenesis of the disease is not completely understood, but the best available investigative minds are in the process of extending not only our knowlege but in offering options for treatment of periodontal disease. At this time enough has been revealed to permit a spectacular choice of therapies. Treatment is usually rendered with local anesthesia, but sedation may help with dental anxiety.
Central to the problem is prevention. In chronic destructive periodontal disease tissue are responsive to palque and to other irritational factors. The key to prevention is plaque removal performed on a never ending daily basis.
More information about non-surgical periodontal disease treatment options offered in my Palm Harbor, Tampa FL area dentist office, including fee’s and cost can be found at: www.PeriodontalDisease.us
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A