What is Periodontal Therapy?
Gum Treatment in New York City
Periodontitis (gum disease) is a progressive inflammatory disease of the
gingiva and the surrounding tissue (bone) around the teeth.
It is commonly known as gum disease and was referred to as
pyorrhea in the old days. It is estimated that up to 80% of
the population above the age of 30 may suffer from this disease
with the severity varying drastically from one person to another.
periodontists is the number one cause of tooth loss after
the age of 30. Certain medical conditions or medications can
make you more susceptible to gingivitis. They include pregnancy,
diabetes, epilepsy, and such medications as chemotherapy,
birth control pills, antidepressants, and those for heart