Gum Disease (Periodontitis)

Periodontist in Nashville Area Says Early Detection is Key

Over the last few years the medical community has discovered many connections between gum disease (periodontal disease) and other health issues such as heart disease, Parkinson’s, and diabetes.

Gum disease occurs when the bone supporting your teeth is attacked and your teeth lose their foundation. At each exam Dr. Avrit and the hygienist will perform simple measurements looking for signs of bone loss. Early detection is key, because in most cases the progression of early gum disease can be slowed or stopped with appropriate treatment and home care.

Franklin dentist Dr. Avrit specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. We invite you to call McKay’s Mill Dental today to schedule an appointment.