(919) 493-9900 Experience matters – No referral needed – Board Certified Specialist – Research Triangle Park (RTP), Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, and Chapel Hill
Questions? If you’d like, Dr. Cataldo will make himself available to speak with you personally regarding your concerns PRIOR to your appointment. Simply call us to arrange it!! (919) 493-9900
Developments in Laser and Collagen protocols have dramatically changed the treatment of gum diseases. In most cases, even advanced, full mouth periodontal disease and gingival recession/gum exposure can be treated in just one appointment.
Gum disease begins as Gingivitis, the main symptom of which, is gums that bleed. Gingivitis develops into Periodontal Disease if left untreated and is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States.
Gum disease is less expensive, easier, and more successfully treated if you catch it early. In most cases, an initial examination lasting about an hour, and up to date radiographs/x-rays will allow Dr. Cataldo to make an informed diagnosis and discuss your concerns. Please contact us if you have questions.
The symptoms of Periodontal (Gum) Disease include: Persistent bad breath – red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth – bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard foods – gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth – teeth that look longer than before – loose or separating teeth – pus between your gums or teeth – sores in your mouth – a change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite – a change in the fit of dentures or appearance of the teeth. Gum disease is easier to treat when it’s early in the process. Call us today. Don’t wait for it to Hurt!!!