periodontal disease Tag

Millions of Americans and many of our Sacramento dental patients have gum disease. One of the most dangerous aspects of gum disease is naturally the effect on the gums themselves. Over time, gum disease, also called periodontal disease, causes the gums to recede away from...

Prevention and Treatment Reduces Premature Births In this article from our series on periodontal disease (the infection of the gums and oral bones and tissues by bacteria) we look at the effect this problem has on pregnant women and their unborn children. For the majority of dental...

Stopping a Vicious Cycle Diabetes is becoming a common American disease. Scientific American reports that over twenty million Americans have it and more are diagnosed every day. Since the 1980’s, scientists have realized that patients with diabetes experience periodontal disease and dental decay at rates far...

Periodontal disease is the infection of the tissues of the mouth by harmful bacteria. While you expect your mouth to contain bacteria (it’s possible to find over five hundred different varieties), with good oral hygiene and the help of your immune system you can keep...