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Gum Disease ranges from reversible gingivitis, to irreversible adult periodontitis - the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults.

Recently there have been increasing associations between periodontitis and systemic conditions such as stroke, heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, and low birth-weight babies. This makes sense when you realize that the bacteria and inflammatory mediators from the pockets adjacent to the teeth can freely enter the bloodstream and extend effects throughout the body.

Dr. Dutkowski offers a wide range of therapies for periodontitis ranging from prescription mouthrinses and medication through scaling/root planing & periodontal surgery. Treatment is usually started with conservative, non-surgical therapy first, with more aggressive therapy reserved for those cases which do not respond adequately to initial treatment.