Periodontal Disease and Your Health From CT’s Sedation Dentist, Thomas Peltzer DMD

Greetings from Dr. Thomas Peltzer and the Staff at Gentle Dental Care!

Periodontal Disease: Silent and Deadly


Periodontal disease can go on for years without pain and without detection unless specific examination procedures are performed. Visual oral examination by itself (even by a dentist) will not reliably detect periodontal disease until it has reached an advanced stage.

Early detection and adequate diagnosis require measurement of pockets (the crevice between the tooth and gum) with a periodontal probe. Effective prevention and treatment is available, but the damage caused as the disease progresses is irreversible. We even treat gum disease while patients are under sedation dentistry since we are experts at dental sedation, so you don’t need to remember a thing!

Early detection and treatment is critical to prevent tooth loss and disfigurement. Although the procedure is simple, painless and requires only a few minutes, millions of American adults have never had it done. Periodontal disease has been shown to affect your unborn child as well. Periodontal disease has been implicated in causing low birth weight babies.

Signs of periodontal disease include bleeding gums, redness of gum tissue, swelling of gums around the teeth, breath odor, receding gums, mobility of teeth.

If you have questions regarding periodontal disease, please call our office at (860)- 747- 5711 or email us at today.

Dr. Thomas Peltzer can be contacted at or visited on Google + at:

About Dr. Thomas J. Peltzer, DMD

Dr. Peltzer is a Sedation Dental Specialist serving patients throughout the state of CT, MA, RI and NY.
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