Dr. Manning is phenomenal and extremely ethical. She repaired work that another dentist did when she could have told me I required the work to be completely redone as another dentist did. Her office is inviting. Her staff is kind, professional, and efficient. She’s def the only dentist I’ll see going forward. I also love Crystal her hygienist. Overall, this is an ethical and high-quality practice that provides the highest standards of care.
Periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis and gum disease) is a progressive disease that affects the supporting gum and jawbone tissue. If left untreated, periodontal disease can result in loose, unstable teeth and even tooth loss. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the developed world.
Gum disease begins when the toxins found in plaque start to attack the soft tissue surrounding the teeth. This bacteria embeds itself in the gum and rapidly breeds, causing a bacterial infection. As the infection progresses, it burrows deeper into the tissue, causing inflammation or irritation between the teeth and gums.
The typical immune response is to destroy the infected tissue, which is why the gums recede. The resulting pockets between the teeth deepen and, if left untreated, the tissue that makes up the jawbone also recedes causing unstable teeth and tooth loss.