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gingivitis leads to periodontal diseaseAlso referred to as periodontitis, periodontal disease affects the connective tissue that supports the teeth.

A person with this disease might suffer progressive bone loss which eventually leads to loss of the teeth. It is caused by bacteria found between the teeth and the gum.

If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to the teeth becoming loose.

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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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