Periodontal or gum disease happens when bacteria gets below the gum line and the attachment between the gum and tooth is lost. Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease and only 3 out of 100 will ever get treated before its too late.
Gum disease is a silent, chronic, painless and communicable bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction is unbearable and no longer able to be ignored. Left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and traditional treatment can hurt.
After a thorough oral examination with our Dental Hygienist and Dr. Sunwoo, you will be informed on whether you need periodontal therapy and the necessary modality of treatment. On the severity of your condition, you might also require a consultation from a Periodontist.