If you have been told that you have periodontal or gum disease, you’re not alone. Dr. Toscano, a highly qualified periodontist in NYC can help you regain a beautiful and healthy smile! Many adults in the U.S.A. presently have some form of the disease. But what exactly is periodontal disease?
‘Perio’ means around, and ‘dontal’ refers to the teeth. Hence, periodontal diseases are infections of the structures around the teeth such as the gums, ligaments and bones. Gingivitis, an infection of the gums, is the earliest stage of periodontal disease. If gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to periodontitis where the gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces called pockets that become infected. In the worst-case scenario, teeth are lost.
Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends much on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day from this point forward. Dr. Toscano is one of the finest board certified periodontist’s in NYC. He would be honored to help you with all your periodontal needs. Call today for an appointment!