An estimated 80% of adults have some form of periodontal disease and its only second to the common cold in prevalence. After the age of 35, far more teeth are lost to periodontal disease than dental decay. Periodontal disease ranges from gum inflammation (Gingivitis) to Periodontitis: a serious disease that infects and destroys the bone around the teeth.

Research points to health effects of periodontal diseases that go well beyond your mouth. Periodontal disease increases the risk of heart attack and stroke as well as low birth weight babies, and is associated with exacerbating arthritis and diabetes.

Dr. Howard has trained in the treatment and management of periodontal diseases. All patients are monitored and appropriate conservative treatment is provided as indicated. Our dental hygienists have extensive post graduate training at the University of Florida in conservative treatment and management of gum disease, utilizing advanced sonic and ultrasonic instrumentation for non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease.

When you’re looking for a Periodontal Dentist in the Troy and Montgomery Alabama area, Doctor Howard has the skills and training necessary to treat all your periodontal problems. Beautiful and Timeless Classic Smiles!

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