John Dobry DDS on gum disease treatment
Gum disease comes in different variations. It’s a result of plaque being left on the teeth, causing irritation due to acids released by the bacteria. Those acids, if it’s in a tooth, can cause a cavity. Bone is much softer than tooth, so if you lose the bone from that action, you can’t get it back. Gum disease is medically like high blood pressure, so it can be treated, there’s no cure. So we like to have you come back on a regular basis to make sure that we’re keeping up on our end, and then you’re doing your end with the home care.