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Periodontics

Periodontics


PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE IS A LEADING CAUSE OF TOOTH LOSS AND MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER CHRONIC DISEASES, INCLUDING DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE

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TYPES OF GUM DISEASE

Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to tooth loss and other health problems.

GINGIVITIS

Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease.

It causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. It is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.

Factors that may contribute to gingivitis include diabetes, smoking, aging, genetic predisposition, systemic diseases and conditions, stress, inadequate nutrition, puberty, hormonal fluctuations, pregnancy, substance abuse, HIV infection, and certain medication use.

PERIODONTITIS

Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. With time, plaque can spread and grow below the gum line. Toxins produced by the bacteria in plaque irritate the gums. The toxins stimulate a chronic inflammatory response in which the body, in essence, turns on itself, and the tissues and bone that support the teeth are broken down and destroyed. Gums separate from the teeth, forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) that become infected. As the disease progresses, the pockets deepen and more gum tissue and bone are destroyed. Often, this destructive process has very mild symptoms. Eventually, teeth can become loose and may have to be removed.

There are many forms of periodontitis. The most common ones include the following.

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Rane's Dental Aesthetics

Monday:

Orthodontics (Alt.) | 1:00 pm-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

Orthodontics (Alt.) | 2:00pm - 8:00pm | 11:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

Periodontics (Alt.) | 2:00 pm-8:00 pm

Friday:

Periodontics (One Friday a Month) | 8:30 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

Orthodontics (Alt.) | 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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Thursday:

2:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-3:30 pm

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9:00 am-2:00 pm

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