What are Signs of Periodontal Disease?

Watch this video to learn more about the symptoms that can indicate you may be suffering from periodontal illness.

The usual signs of periodontal disease are also similar to both gum disease and gingivitis, however, it is an accelerated version of both. When you’ve had bacteria that’s been in the mouth for a long time, it can turn from the soft plaque into hard tartar.

This bacteria being present starts to basically eat away at your bone and gum and starts to cause your teeth to become loose. Your gums will then start to heal at the bone level that they currently are. While with periodontal disease, you cannot regrow your gum. It is treatable and manageable, coming in every three to four months for cleanings and making sure to do proper home care. So if you area periodontal patient, you’ll want to make sure and come in to see us every three to four months.

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About John Hopkins, DDS

After attending Tulane University and receiving his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi in 1977, Dr. Hopkins graduated from the prestigious Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia.

At Emory, Dr. Hopkins studied directly under Dr. Ronald Goldstein, considered the father of modern aesthetic dentistry.

Following graduation from Emory in 1981, Dr. Hopkins joined an esteemed multi-specialty practice in Palm Beach, Florida, where he honed his skills in numerous dental specialties: endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and aesthetics.

While in Florida, Dr. Hopkins also completed the continuum at the Pankey Institute, the most renowned dental education institute in the world.

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