Northway Family Dentistry makes every effort to diagnose and treat periodontal disease at its earliest stages. We routinely evaluate the health of the gums, looking for areas impacted by infection.
Equally important, we measure the depth of the gap between the gums and teeth, called a pocket. As infection destroys the bone around teeth, these pockets get deeper.
Like any disease, the earlier periodontal disease is diagnosed, the better the prognosis. If you do have any of the following warning signs, contact us for an appointment.
Our goal is to treat periodontal disease non-surgically, so early intervention is important.
When therapy is initiated early, the treatment is much easier and the prognosis is excellent.