Periodontal – is a fancy word meaning “around the teeth”. And like a tree, if the ground around the roots is not firm and stable, you will lose a tooth!
So let’s say you have a history of gum disease, or your family does, and you’re afraid you’ll get it too. All is not lost. With diligence, you can get the problem under control. You may have to alter some habits and you will definitely have to keep your teeth spotless, but it can be done. I have many patients who have controlled their problem without surgery.
Call our office for an evaluation (860) 232-8466. We are conveniently located in the Elmwood section of West Hartford, convenient to Route 84, Westfarms Mall and only a mile from West Hartford Center.