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Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means "around the tooth".

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Causes of Periodontal Disease

The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. However, factors like the following also affect the health of your gums.

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When Should I See a Periodontist

If you value your oral and overall health, anytime is a good time to see a periodontist for a periodontal evaluation. Sometimes the only way to detect periodontal disease is through a periodontal evaluation.

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Tom Stanton, D.D.S., P.C.

Dr. Stanton has been practicing Dentistry since 1990, and has been a Periodontist since 1995. His practice is located in Rockville, MD. He received his Dental degree from New York University . Following graduation, Dr. Stanton completed a two year General Practice Residency at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, where he gained valuable training in comprehensive dental care, including dental implant placement, the treatment of medically compromised patients, and emergency medicine . Dr. Stanton continued his studies at the University of Michigan where he received his Certificate in Periodontology. After completion of his periodontal program, Dr. Stanton served as a clinic director at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and maintained a private periodontal practice.

Dr. Stanton has lived in the Washington , D.C. area since 1999. He is active in his community and in local, state and regional dental societies. His primary professional interest is the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, in order to restore oral health, function, and esthetics. Dr. Stanton aims to assist your dentist in providing natural-looking, stable alternatives to fixed bridges and removable dentures using dental implants and periodontal regeneration. Dr. Stanton treats his patients with clinical excellence and the highest level of compassion.

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