The Consequences of Gum Disease

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 50 percent of Americans age 30 and over suffer from gum disease. The early stages of gingivitis begin with swollen and bleeding gums. If it is into treated, it can develop into a more severe form of gum disease called periodontitis, which carries with it the risk of tooth loss.... read more »

Gum Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Gum disease is typically painless, but it can damage your mouth greatly if it is not taken care of. Gum disease is also called periodontal disease. It is caused by plaque buildup on your teeth; plaque is a sticky film of bacteria which constantly forms on our teeth and gum tissue. There are many signs that could point to gum... read more »

Long Term Periodontitis Can Cause the Loss of Multiple Teeth

If chronic gingivitis problems are not treated in a reasonable amount of time, the latent inflammation in the periodontal tissues can worsen into the gum infection condition of periodontitis. As it continues to advance this severe state of gum disease can cause your periodontal tissues to recede from the base your teeth. This can allow small pockets of infection to... read more »

How to Treat Gum Disease

What's the best way to deal with periodontal disease? Answer: prevent it. While there are several methods to treat periodontal disease, doing all you can to avoid it is the best course of action. (And our office can work with even the most advanced gum disease.) Here are a few things that you should know about gum disease and how... read more »

Why We Use Lasers to Treat Gum Disease

Here at Sean P Avera DDS Inc., we believe in using safe, cutting-edge technology. That’s why we use lasers. And how does our periodontist use lasers, exactly? Dr. Sean P Avera is trained to perform a procedure called scaling and root planing. If your gums have infected the roots of your teeth, you are in need of a proficient method... read more »

Gum Disease Problems Can Cause Serious Oral Health Complications

Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can allow tartar to harden on your teeth near the gumline. If this happens, you will be at significant risk of suffering from gum disease. The earliest stage, which is known as gingivitis can cause the gums to bleed easily during brushing and flossing. This can also cause the gums to look red,... read more »