Periodontal Gum Disease

If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone.

What is Periodontal or Gum Disease?

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Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Your gum tissue is not attached to the teeth as high as it may seem. There is a very shallow v-shaped crevice called a sulcus between the tooth and gums.

If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone.

An estimated 80% of American adults currently have some form of the disease whose symptoms include:

  • Bad breath that won’t go away

  • Red or swollen gums

  • Tender or bleeding gums

  • Painful chewing

  • Loose teeth

  • Sensitive teeth

Types of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal diseases are classified according to the severity of the disease. The two major stages are gingivitis and periodontitis.

  • Gingivitis is a milder and reversible form of periodontal disease that only affects the gums.

  • Gingivitis may lead to more serious, destructive forms of periodontal disease called periodontitis.

Research has shown that there is an association between periodontal diseases and other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Treating early symptoms may help manage and prevent periodontal disease as well as other inflammatory conditions.

What are the Costs of Periodontal Services?

Contact us today for a consultation and we’ll discuss your options regarding periodontal gum disease. We look forward to answering all your questions.

 
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MICHELE CROHIN, DMD, MMSC

PERIODONTIST (GUM SPECIALIST)

  • DMD from Harvard University

  • General Practice Residency at Brigham and

  • Women's Hospital

  • Masters of Medical Sciences

  • Certified Periodontist in 2001

  • Board Certified in Periodontics 2005

  • Past President of the Harvard Odontological Society

 
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CONSTANT CROHIN, DMD, MMSC

PERIODONTIST (GUM SPECIALIST)

  • DMD from Harvard University - Magna Cum Laude

  • Masters of Medical Sciences

  • Certified Periodontist in 2001

  • Clinical Instructor at Harvard University for > 17 years

  • Past President of the Harvard Odontological Society