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Gum Disease


As a periodontics office, we here at VT Perio specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. Gum (periodontal) disease is one of the most common dental problems in the U.S.

What Is Periodontal(Gum) Disease?


Periodontal disease is an infection caused by the bacteria found in plaque, the thin biofilm that constantly forms around our teeth. In response to these bacteria, our immune system produces toxins. Unfortunately, these toxins also target our gums and other supportive tissues, resulting in the infection known as periodontal disease. Without treatment, periodontal disease can have serious consequences for your oral health. Read more.

Symptoms of Gum Disease


There are two major stages of periodontal disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Some symptoms of gingivitis include gums that are swollen, red, or tend to bleed easily. Symptoms of periodontitis include gum recession, deep periodontal pockets, and severe inflammation. Persistent bad breath is also a major sign. If left untreated, periodontal disease may lead to tooth loss. Read more.

Mouth-Body Connection


Several studies over the years have shown a strong connection between our oral and overall well-being. Certain illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other systemic problems have been linked to the presence of periodontal disease. In some instances, this illness can weaken your immune system, putting you at greater risk for periodontal infection. In other cases, the infection stemming from periodontal disease can increase your risk for systemic illnesses. Read more.

Schedule Your Appointment


To find out if you have gum disease call (802) 447-3199, and schedule your appointment now!
VT Perio
Kateryna Latypova, DMD

Office hours


Mon–Thurs 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location


160 Benmont Avenue
Bennington, VT 05201

Contact


Office: (802) 447-3199

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