Keeping Your Gums Healthy
Periodontal (or Gum) Disease is an infection caused by the bacteria in plaque. These bacteria cause the irritation that leads to inflamed, red, and tender gums. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis and is reversible through brushing, flossing, and good oral hygiene.
Left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, the stage of gum disease where tooth loss is imminent. Through education, regular dental check-ups, and the promotion of good oral hygiene, Tischler & Patch Dental helps our patients from the Hudson Valley, Ulster County, Dutchess County, and surrounding communities prevent and treat gum disease and subsequent tooth loss.