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(909) 355-3299 Fontana, CA 92337
Our Specialties

Periodontics

Stages of Periodontal Disease

The word "periodontal" means "around the tooth." Periodontal Disease (also known as "gum disease", "pyorrhea" or "periodontal infection") is an ongoing bacterial infection in the gums and bone around your teeth. This infection leads to an inflammation under the gums. If it isn't treated, the inflammation can destroy the bone around your teeth resulting in tooth loss. Periodontal infection is the cause of 75% of all adult tooth loss.

Health Consequences of Periodontal Disease

More importantly, research has associated periodontal infection to several serious medical problems, including; heart disease, diabetes and stroke. As ongoing research continues to define how periodontal disease is associated with these and other health problems, good oral health is essential. Good periodontal health is a key component of a healthy body.

Procedures

You may have been referred to us for one of the following procedures: