Dr. Laurie Bloch - Exceptional Dentistry in Las Vegas, NV


Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist specializing inSmile Makeovers


Information about Periodontal Disease

What is periodontal disease?

The word "periodontal" refers to the area around the tooth. Periodontal disease is an infection that damages the gums, and supporting bone. Periodontal disease comes in many forms including:
  • Gingivitis
  • Chronic periodontitis
  • Aggressive periodontitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Necrotizing periodontal disease
Am I at risk for developing periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease affects millions of people who often don't even realize they have it.  If you have a genetic predisposition for periodontal disease, are a smoker or chew tobacco, have a systemic disease such as diabetes or are pregnant, chances are you may develop periodontal disease. To know for sure if you are at risk, schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment to have your teeth, gums, and mouth thoroughly examined.

To learn more about periodontal disease or to have yours treated properly, please contact Exceptional Dentistry serving Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada today. 

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