Periodontal Disease Prevention

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Periodontics is the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the soft tissues or gums and the supporting bone around the teeth. Inflammation of the gums is known as gingivitis. If left untreated, this can progress to inflammation of the bone supporting the teeth, which is known as periodontitis. Periodontitis can cause the teeth to become mobile (loose) and eventually, if untreated, can lead to the loss of the teeth. Periodontal disease is also known to increase the risk for many systemic diseases such as coronary artery disease, stroke, type II diabetes and others. Studies have also shown a 63% increased risk in men of developing pancreatic cancer when periodontal disease is left untreated. The good news is that proper diagnosis, treatment and maintenance can reduce these risks. Through a variety of dental services, the hygiene staff and doctors of Thornton, CO’s North Washington Dental are committed to providing their patients with the latest in treatment and prevention techniques.

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North Washington Dental
10001 Washington Street Thornton , CO 80229
Phone: 303-452-2053
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