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The Healthy Mouth
Richard A. Miller DDS,FAGD
A Preventive Dental Practice
Gum disease is due to pathogenic bacteria in the mouth that cause a chronic inflammatory reaction which destroys the gums and bones that support the teeth.
Pocketing and recession are the result of the disease, not its cause.
Diagnosis of gum disease requires more than a probe to measure pocket depths. It requires an analysis of the periodontal pathogens causing the disease.
Research shows that up to 65% of the population in the United States has some degree of periodontal disease.
Gum disease has no cure but can be controlled with proper monitoring and maintenance in the dental office and at home.
SRP is a non-surgical procedure to reduce the pathogenic bacteria under the gums.
Genetic factors, as well as acquired risk factors such as diabetes mellitus and exposure to tobacco, accelerate the inflammatory processes of gum disease.
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