To prevent dental issues including tooth loss, Dr. Thomas L. DeRienzo treats periodontal disease in Plantsville, Connecticut. We offer deep cleaning periodontal (gum) treatments, including scaling and root planing, to ensure that your whole mouth remains in good health and free from periodontal disease. We invite you to contact Plantsville Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule a visit with our dentist.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. The bacteria inflame and infect the gum tissues, and when left untreated, can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.