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Gum Disease...



Pacifico Dental Care
48 Third Street
Bangor, Pennsylvania 18013
610 588-2722

The American Dental Association says that over 75-80% of all adults have or will have some form of gum disease

Gum disease, or more correctly called "periodontal disease", is a bacterial infection in the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It can be divided into several categories.

The first stage is called "gingivitis" and is characterized by gum tissue that is red, puffy, and bleeds easily when touched with a toothbrush, floss or dental instrument.

The second, third, and fourth stages are initial, moderate, and advanced "periodontal disease", respectively. These stages are different from gingivitis because the infection has destroyed the bone supporting the teeth, causing eventual tooth loss. The treatment is more involved at these stages, usually consisting of a special cleaning with anesthesia and sometimes gum surgery.

Detection and treatment is critical to prevent further destruction of the bone, elimination of the infection, and to ultimately save the teeth.

 

 

Gum Disease
In Bangor PA and the surrounding
Wind Gap - Mt Bethel - Pen Argyl - Easton Pennsylvania areas.

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