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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SMILES FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY

Looking for a dental professional that has genuine care for your family and utilizes the best technology? 

Dr. James and his staff are committed to giving you and your family a comforting dental experience. 

Whether you are looking for routine visits, cosmetic dentistry or other services, you'll find that at Kurt D James - conveniently located in Troy, IL.  

It might be stressful switching dentists or making an appointment after not visiting in awhile, we hope to put your nerves at ease. 

We offer a Dental Maintenance Plan for our patients that are not insured. Dr. James is committed to making your dental experience stress free.

You and your family will be in good hands here at Dr. James office.

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.