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Gum disease & periodontics

Gum disease & periodontics

Periodontal or gum disease is the most common reason for tooth loss today. At DP5th, we offer specialized treatment for severe gum inflammation (pyorrhea or gingivitis) and for moderate to severe loss of bone and gum infection (periodontitis). Now scientifically linked to heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes, treating gum disease not only creates a healthy mouth but may contribute to your general health.

Our approach to gum disease is conservative. We typically start with minimally invasive treatments like deep cleanings with anesthesia and locally applied medications before we turn to surgical procedures. Should you need surgery, our expert periodontist will be on hand to guide you through the process and restore the health of your gums. Whatever treatments you require, our focus is always to slow the disease before it worsens and prevent it from coming back.