Often referred to as gum disease or periodontitis, periodontal disease consists of extreme levels of inflammation around the tissue of the tooth as well as the jawbone in advanced stages of the condition. There are different types of the disease, including:
If you or your child has developed periodontal disease, the good news is that it is very treatable. During a consultation, Dr. Michael Mulholland will perform a periodontal exam to determine the severity of the condition. If it is only at the stage of gingivitis, only one of two regular cleanings will be necessary.
If you’ve been experiencing pain or discomfort around your gum line, it’s time to see a dentist immediately. Call Sherwood Family Dental today to schedule an appointment.