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Our dentist and dental team aim to not only improve the health of your teeth but also the health of your entire mouth and consequently your body, that’s what we call a holistic approach. We provide services designed to treat and prevent periodontal (gum) disease so you can keep your natural teeth and remain free from the harmful effects of serious periodontal disease. The signs you might need urgent periodontal treatment may include red, swollen, and bleeding gums in the earlier stages, and tooth loss, loose teeth, or abscesses in the later stages. If you notice any of these signs, please contact the office of Dr. Dontsova and Dr. Khlevnoy immediately to get back to optimal oral health and save your teeth. Preventive and early treatment for gum disease will keep your teeth healthy and save you from complications and expensive and more invasive treatments.

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.


What Are the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?

Common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.


How Can You Treat Periodontal Disease?


The treatment for gum disease is based upon your specific dental needs. Depending on the severity of the condition, our dentist may recommend additional professional dental cleanings, improved at-home oral hygiene, antibiotic treatment, scaling and root planing (deep cleanings), or gum surgery. We strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. 


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