Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gum Disease Illustrated

I just thought this was a great illustration.  It thoroughly explains the difference between a healthy tooth and a tooth with Gum Disease.  You can see, on the healthy side, the bone and gum level are normal.  On the disease side, you can see the tarter attached below the gum and the bone level reduced.  This is what we are talking about when we discuss bone loss with you.  It is this type of tooth that needs a deep cleaning.  We have to numb the area, and go under the gums to clean the tarter off the tooth.  This helps restore health to the tooth.  If you have questions about bone loss or Gum Disease talk to your dental health professional today!