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278 Lafayette Rd., Building E, Portsmouth • NH 03801
Better Smiles Dental Care Portsmouth New Hampshire
Treatments - Periodontics


Gum disease is usually caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. If plaque is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth, gums become irritated and inflamed. The irritated gum tissue can separate from the teeth and form spaces called pockets. Bacteria move into the pockets where they continue to promote irritation. Left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth-supporting tissues are destroyed. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It often results in gums that are red and swollen and may bleed easily.


Gingivitis
(bleeding gums)


Periodontitis


Advanced Periodontitis
We use these products for this type of treatment: