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Periodontal Care

Dr. Klimcak and our Hygiene Team emphasize periodontal health as an important part of your care. At each checkup visit, we will measure your gums to look for signs of periodontal (gum) disease.

Periodontal Disease is a progressive disease that begins when bacteria penetrate and grow beneath the gums. As the disease spreads, gum tissue and eventually bone become infected and are destroyed. If left untreated, periodontal disease can break down enough bone and gum tissue to cause teeth in the affected area to become loose and eventually fall out.

Periodontal disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults.

Common signs of periodontal disease are bleeding and swollen gums, persistent bad breath, gum recession and loose teeth. In most cases, periodontal disease does not hurt.

Hidden Health Risks: Bacterial infection and inflammation associated with periodontal disease have been linked as a risk factor for complications in systemic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes.

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Prevention & Treatment of Periodontal Disease
To help decrease the chance of having gum disease, it is important to not smoke, improve oral hygiene and to have regular professional preventive dental care.

If diagnosed early, periodontal disease can usually be treated non-surgically in our office. In some cases, Dr. Klimcak may involve a Periodontist (surgical gum specialist) in treatment.

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, we urge you to contact us for a periodontal health assessment. You will be glad you did!

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No representation is made that the quality of dental services to be performed is greater than the quality of dental services performed by other dentists. Results may vary in individual cases.

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