Kentucky Periodontal & Gum Disease Lawyer
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal Disease, also known as Gum Disease, is generally caused by plaque and tartar that is not removed for a prolonged period of time. The first stage of the disease is Gingivitis, which causes inflammation of the gums and may cause bleeding of the gums. Gingivitis can generally be reversed by daily brushing and flossing and regular cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. However, if Gingivitis goes untreated, it will likely advance to Periodontitis, which is when the gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. The infection breaks down the bone, gum, and tissue that hold the teeth in place and the teeth will need to be removed.
Periodontal Disease is treatable and can be reversed without damage if it is diagnosed in a timely manner. Symptoms of Periodontal Disease of Gum Disease include persistent bad breath, red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, painful chewing, loose or sensitive teeth, and receding gums. If you have experienced these symptoms and have been to the dentist since these symptoms began, the dentist should have asked about your medical history that may relate to Periodontal Disease, examined your gums and used a probe to check for pockets, take an x-ray to check for bone loss, and referred you to a periodontist. If these things were not done before there was irreparable damage, and you experienced personal injury such as the loss of teeth or bone, the dentist may have committed Dental Malpractice.
We Can Guide You Through Your Kentucky Periodontal Disease Case
If you’re ready to talk to a Kentucky Periodontal Disease Lawyer about your case, we encourage you to give us a call or submit a form on our contact page. Consultations are always free and we are always happy to assist you in any way as you move forward with your Kentucky Periodontal Disease case. Our expenses and fees are a reasonable percentage of the settlement or verdict that we obtain for you. If we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a penny.