COVID-19 Update

Our practice is OPEN for Dental Emergencies. We are booking all non-emergency procedures after April 6th. To schedule a consultation, please contact our team

We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops, and we will closely follow the advice of local health care leaders, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). You can participate in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 by washing your hands for 20 seconds or more, avoiding touching your face, and staying home if you feel sick. We are confident that we will get through this in good health and high spirits, and we look forward to seeing our clients again in the near future. To stay in touch with our team, send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Caring for Your Smile above and below the Gumline

Periodontal Disease


Periodontal disease can occur when bacteria, plaque, and tartar accumulate below the gumline. Type 2 diabetes and smoking can increase the risk of developing periodontal disease. During each checkup, Dr. Trotter and his team take a 360-degree look at every tooth for signs of the condition.

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A periodontal disease is a combination of bacteria buildup, plaque, and tartar that gets accumulated underneath the gums. If it's left undisturbed, it can lead to some very severe bone loss underneath the tissue. So, oftentimes, we'll recommend some treatments to help get that stuff removed so that patients have happier and healthier gums. There's a couple predisposing factors for somebody that has periodontal disease. Type 2 diabetes, smokers is also a high correlation to periodontal disease. When you come in, we always check 360 degrees. Around every single tooth, there's a pocket, and we measure it to make sure that they're happy, healthy pockets, and if it's anything deeper, then we let the patient know and we'll talk to them about it.

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