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Gum (periodontal) disease

An estimated 80% of adults in the United States are afflicted with gum disease in varying forms and gravity. The most simple gum disease is inflammation, or gingivitis, while the more serious ones such as periodontitis can lead to damage to the bone or tooth loss.

When a person is afflicted with gingivitis, his/her gums become swollen and bleed easily. Observing proper oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing can usually remedy this.

However, if left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis. Periodontitis is a serious gum infection caused by chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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" How could I give anything but 10 stars when the whole experience was perfect! Dr. Margolis and his staff are polite, friendly and informative. Every appointment from the first consultation through having the braces taken off were run like a well oiled machine... And most importantly, my daughter's teeth look amazing and she is all smiles!! "
- Kathy C.

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3 Crane Park Drive, Wilbraham, MA 01095
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