Family Dental
Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease means you have a series of infections in the tissues and periodontal ligaments surrounding your teeth. These tissues and ligaments are responsible for keeping your teeth in place.

Periodontal disease is a treatable condition, but not curable. However, with proper intervention by a dental professional, you can improve your oral health and maintain your smile for a lifetime.

Signs of periodontal disease often prompt people to make an appointment with their dentist, mainly if they have not visited the dentist in some time.

You may notice bleeding gums when brushing and flossing. You may also suffer from periodic toothaches, increased tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, bad breath, pocketing of the gums, and an elongated appearance to your teeth. These symptoms are often accompanied by bad breath. 

Your dentist can typically reduce these symptoms with a treatment schedule at home and in the dental office. It is essential to follow all recommendations following a periodontal disease diagnosis because these infections can spread and lead to heart complications and other systemic health problems.

We Treat Periodontal Disease

Your dentist in Amherst, NH will create a treatment plan that addresses your specific level of gum disease. Contact our dental team for more information or to schedule a periodontal assessment.

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