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Kurt D James, DDS, PC | Periodontal (gum) disease in Troy

KURT D JAMES, DDS, PC

550 Edwardsville Rd. Troy, IL

618-667-3446

Monday, May 11th: IDPH reccommended "oral health providers resume provision of routine oral and dental care consistent with this guidance for minimizing risk of transmission of  COVID-19 in an oral health setting. 

We are following guidelnes and reccomendations made by the American Dental Associaton, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Some of our changes you will encountor on your next appointment are as follows: 

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  • Pre-screening patients prior to their appointment date, the day of your appointment and temperature taken.
  • We will use virtual waiting room, patients will remain in car until appointment.
  • Patients will wear masks inside the office or be given a mask. 
  • Patients will use hand sanitizer upon entering or wash hands.
  • Pre-treatment rinse.
  • Wear mask out of office after treatment completed in operating.

 

We have placed HEPA-UV vacuum system to purify the air in the operatories. Any further questions, do not hesitate to call us at 618-667-3446

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Periodontal (gum) disease
 

Periodontal (gum) disease is insidious. It is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as Gingivitis. Left untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth AND the bone that holds your teeth in place. Except for bad breath and gums that bleed, there are very few early warning signals. The disease advances silently, often without pain, and before you know it, you are losing your teeth and you don't know why.

Tooth loss is only the most obvious indicator of gum disease. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes - even an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened.

In the past, fear of painful dental surgery has kept people with gum disease from seeking the care they needed. Well, those days are gone forever.

 
 
 
Troy Dentist | Periodontal (gum) disease. Kurt James is a Troy Dentist.