Keeping Your Gums Healthy
While Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry is proud to offer laser treatment for gum disease with the LANAP® Gum Treatment, the first line of defense against gum disease is practicing good oral hygiene. 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, Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry helps our patients from the Hudson Valley, Ulster County, Dutchess County, and surrounding communities prevent and treat gum disease and subsequent tooth loss.