Dr. Naldo Barbagelata
Dr. Naldo Barbagelata is a graduate of San Marcos University in Lima,Read More
Castillo and Mulkay Dental offers preventive exams as well as diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases. The periodontal diseases our dentists treat range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that can lead to loss of teeth. Left untreated, periodontal diseases can even lead to diabetes, stroke, heart disease and low birth weight in babies — and proper restorative care of teeth cannot be performed on diseased gums. Fortunately, periodontal diseases can be controlled and treated with proper home care and regular dental checkups and cleanings.
Our dentists provide periodontal treatment for:
Periodontal disease (commonly known as pyorrhea) is the most common cause of loss of teeth as a person ages. The word periodontal means around the tooth. Periodontal disease refers to a deterioration of the soft tissue (gums) and bone around the teeth. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to other serious conditions.
Periodontal disease is common because you cannot actually see the underlying bone destruction taking place. It begins when plaque accumulates on your teeth. Your saliva calcifies the plaque if it is not removed by proper oral care. The calcified plaque is called tartar or calculus. Tartar generally accumulates at the gum line. Tartar can only be removed with a cleaning by your dentist or hygienist. An inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) will take place if the tartar is not regularly removed. This inflammation may first reveal itself as a mild gum irritation with bleeding during brushing. However, the real damage is occurring in the underlying bone. The bone that supports the tooth is being resorbed away. In the advanced stage of periodontal disease, the tooth may become infected and require removal.
To learn more about our periodontal treatments and how we can help you, please schedule an appointment by calling: