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Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth. The bacteria can cause an infection of the gums and leads bleeding and swelling and can eventually destroy the supporting bone around the teeth.

How Do You Prevent Periodontal Disease?

As the disease advances the teeth become loose and maybe lost. Periodontal disease may be prevented by proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits.

To find out what we can do to help you avoid periodontal disease, or to stop and reverse the disease process if you already have it, please give us a call today for a free consultation with our board certified periodontist.

You can reach our Syosset Long Island office at: (516) 348-8500.

Hi, my name is Dr. Vik Mittle. I am a Board Certified Periodontist at Shine Dental Associates, located in Syosset.

There are several signs showing the fact that you have gum disease or periodontal disease. Some of the most common signs that people always talk about, what you see in the newspapers or TV commercials are bleeding gums. That’s a very important sign because, in fact, that means that your gums are inflamed. You have a lot of bacteria and a lot of plague that’s underneath your gums which causes your body to respond.

Identifying and Treating Periodontal Disease

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If you have loose teeth, if your gums bleed…this may be a serious problem because you may have periodontal disease, or bone loss around your teeth.

Bone is what stabilizes your teeth together and if your gums bleed you may have inflammation and bone destruction.

This is a very serious problem that can not only effect your teeth and possibly lead to complete loss of your teeth, but it can also have negative consequences for your overall health because there is a strong relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems, and more, as Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Vikas Mittle explains in this video…

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