Periodontal or gum disease happens when bacteria gets below the gum line and the attachment between the gum and tooth is lost. Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease and only 3 out of 100 will ever get treated before its too late.
Gum disease is a silent, chronic, painless and communicable bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction is unbearable and no longer able to be ignored. Left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss, pain, and infection.
In Dr. Kochan’s office, your periodontal health is a priority. We carefully assess and continually monitor your periodontal health, and will discuss with you all the alternatives of various treatment modalities our office practices. Based on your specific needs, we may refer you to one of the skilled periodontists we work with for additional consultation.