Category Archives: Periodontal Disease

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What exactly is gum disease, or periodontal disease?

Gum disease, often referred to by dentists as periodontal disease, is a common infection that can occur within the smile. Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano of DeStefano Dentistry in Pittsford, NY can not only provide a diagnosis of this condition, but offers effective treatment to get the infection under control.  What is gum disease?  Gum disease […]


How nutrition affects your oral health

Eating a proper diet is essential for maintaining good overall health and wellness, but did you know that it can also have a link to your oral health? Many patients who visit DeStefano Dentistry ask our team about ways to keep the smile healthy, and nutrition is an important part. Our team is here to […]


What you need to know about dry socket

Unfortunately, there are situations that can occur that may require the extraction of a permanent tooth. This might be due to extensive damage to the tooth’s structure that is beyond repair, or loosening caused by periodontal disease and bone loss. Whatever the reason, patients will find that tooth extraction often has no postoperative complications. However, […]


Six ways to maintain healthy teeth and gums

Oral health isn’t just about brushing your teeth or having perfectly straight dental arches. It means also taking care of the gums. The gum tissue helps frame your smile, and telltale signs can indicate a problem such as periodontal disease. Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano and his team in Pittsford, NY educate patients on the importance […]


Methods of treating periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is a condition that can negatively impact one’s oral health and wellness. Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano and his team at DeStefano Dentistry are available to help patients better understand the ways in which they can protect their smile from harmful conditions. Periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease, is a serious infection […]


Strokes and your oral health: is there a connection?

In the United States alone, a person dies from a stroke every 40 seconds. The statistics surrounding strokes are staggering, and many patients who are at risk of experiencing a stroke may want to work with their doctor to reduce their chances. In addition to eating right and staying active, did you know that your […]


The importance of oral health care during pregnancy

It’s no surprise that the entire body goes through changes during pregnancy. But did you know that your mouth does, too? Pregnant women are invited to work regularly with their dentist during this exciting time due as there are some conditions that may impact a pregnant woman more than those who are not. In most […]


When Should I See a Dentist for Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, or “gum disease,” is a condition that can dramatically impact the smile in a negative way. While dental decay is a common concern and can damage the natural tooth structure, periodontal disease can be far more devastating. Periodontal disease is an infection that develops and starts in the soft gum tissues. Without proper […]


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