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Aberdeen, NC  28315

908 N. Sandhills Blvd, US Hwy 1

For a lifetime of beautiful smiles...​

910-944-5600

Dogwood  Dental Associates

Dr. Christine P. Gatti​

Perio/Gum Disease


We take care of Gum Disease! 


​Signs of gum disease:​


  • Bad Breath
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Shrinking Gums
  • Red, Swollen and Tender Gums
  • Pus between the Gum and Tooth Spaces between Teeth
  • Loose Teeth
  • Change in how the teeth fit together when biting


Factors that increase the risk of periodontal disease:


  • Tobacco Smoking or chewing
  • Different diseases
  • Some types of medications like A.D.H.D medications, oral contraceptives, steroids, anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs, and calcium channel blockers.
  • Bridges that no longer fit properly and crooked teeth.
  • Defective fillings
  • Pregnancy
  • Many people are unaware they have gum disease since it is usually painless until the advanced stages.


This infection is serious and should be treated immediately