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Periodontics
Gum disease is usually caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. If plaque is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth, gums become irritated and inflamed. The irritated gum tissue can separate from the teeth and form spaces called pockets. Bacteria move into the pockets where they continue to promote irritation. Left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth-supporting tissues are destroyed. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It often results in gums that are red and swollen and may bleed easily.







Gingivitis
(bleeding gums)

Periodontitis
 
Advanced Periodontitis  

We use these products for this type of treatment:


 
 
River Valley Dental
1579 Tiki Lane
Lancaster, OH 43130
office@lancasterdentist.net
(740) 653-8706
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:: Tooth-colored fillings - no more of
   "the metal mouth" look
:: Implant restorations - often the
   most conservative and functional
   approach to single or multiple tooth
   restorations
 

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