Periodontal Disease Treatment Raleigh
Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums and bone that support the teeth. It is most often caused by bacteria from plaque. Periodontal literally means, “around the tooth.”
Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It is characterized by red, swollen, bleeding gums and is caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Gingivitis can usually be treated here in our office and through dedicated home care.
Periodontitis is more serious, and typically results from untreated Gingivitis. If plaque is not regularly removed from your teeth, it can spread below the gumline. Once this happens, bacteria from the plaque will infect the gums—this causes the tissue to recede and separate from the teeth.
As Periodontitis progresses, the bacteria begins to destroy the tissue and bone, eventually causing tooth loss.
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Renaissance Dental Center is located in Raleigh, NC but graciously provide comprehensive Dental Services to all surrounding areas including Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, and Garner.
MEET YOUR RENAISSANCE ARTISTS
Anna Abernethy, DDS
Dr. Abernethy grew up in Concord, North Carolina, however, she has called Raleigh "home" for the past 20 years. She came to Raleigh to attend college and graduated from Meredith College Magna Cum Laude in 2001 with a BS in biology and a minor in chemical physics.
Jill Sonner, DDS
Dr. Sonner was born and raised in Raleigh NC, and she attended both UNC Wilmington and North Carolina State University. She received her undergraduate degree from NCSU in 1999 with high honors, obtaining a BS in Biological Sciences. During college she supported research staff at NIEHS and performed an independent study focusing on Diabetes.
Anita Jones Wells, DDS
Dr. Wells is a North Carolina native who grew up in the Pinehurst area and has spent the past 10 years studying and practicing dentistry in Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed both her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Doctor of Dental Surgery, graduating with honors.