Three out of four adults have periodontal disease. Also called gum disease, it is the painless condition caused by plaque and bacteria which is not removed by proper brushing and flossing.
Periodontal disease may go unnoticed, which is why it is important to have regular cleanings by your family dentist. Northport periodontist and general dentist, Roger D. Curtiss, D.D.S., offers outstanding family dentistry specializing in periodontal care and cosmetic dentistry. If gum disease is not properly treated, it can result in later tooth loss. Your teeth are supported by gum tissue or connective fibers that anchor the tooth root into its socket, and bone. If Dr. Curtiss at his Northport practice in New York detects gum disease he will provide you with education on your options. During your regular exams at Dr. Curtiss’s dental office, cleanings include x-rays and periodontal examinations.
Preventing Periodontal Disease Northport
Flossing and brushing your teeth twice a day is the best way to prevent gum disease. The most important periodontal disease prevention is visiting Dr. Curtiss’s Northport dentist office for your regular cleanings. If your gums are swollen and bleed easily when you floss, you may need to be treated for periodontal disease to reduce your chance of tooth loss. Whether you’re an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable staff are committed to helping you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. Come to our Northport office on Main Street for your next cleaning.
Northport Family Dentist
299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768