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Periodontal Gum Disease

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal caused by the bacteria in dental plaque, the sticky substance that forms on your teeth a couple of hours after you have brushed. Interestingly, it is your body’s response to the bacterial infection that causes most of the problems. In an effort to eliminate the bacteria, the cells of your immune system release substances that cause inflammation and destruction of the gums, periodontal ligament or alveolar bone. This leads to swollen, bleeding gums, signs of gingivitis (the earliest stage of periodontal disease), and loosening of the teeth, a sign of severe periodontitis (the advanced stage of disease).

How Can Chestnut Family Dental Help?

At Chestnut Family Dental we take Periodontal Disease very seriously. If left untreated this disease can cause structural damage and lead to extractions. Depending on the level of periodontal disease we have many treatments to help get your gums healthy again.


Better known as a dental cleaning, the Doctors and Staff will work to keep your teeth clean and plaque free. As we know that the build up as plaque is the cause of periodontal disease we aim to keep that build up to a minimum.

Scaling & Root Planing

In this treatment, plaque and tartar are carefully removed down to the bottom of each periodontal pocket. This treatment may be done over several visits, depending on your needs. The tooth’s root surfaces are then smoothed, or planed, to allow the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth. This is sometimes called “periodontal cleaning” or “deep cleaning” and may take more than one visit. Localized antibiotic treatment for diseased gums using ARESTIN

In Need Of More Advanced Treatment?

If your periodontal condition has elevated and you are in need of a specialist the Doctors will work with local specialists to make sure you are treated appropriately.

Contact Our Manchester, NH Dental Office For More Information!

If you have any further questions about Periodontal Disease or our Manchester, NH dental office please don’t hesitate to contact us at 622-7173. We look forward to welcoming you into the Chestnut Family Dental family!