J Street Dental Group

Is there a Cure for Periodontal Disease?

Cure for Periodontal Disease

Gum disease, which is medically referred to as periodontal disease, is a topic that sparks curiosity among many. Let’s embark on a journey of exploration to understand more about this condition, the available treatments, and the positive outlook for individuals dealing with periodontal disease.

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Understanding Periodontal Disease: A Professional Overview

Periodontal disease is a condition that affects the soft tissues surrounding your teeth. It is a prevalent issue, particularly when oral hygiene practices are inadequate, and its severity can increase with age. Certain factors, such as family history, specific diseases, hormonal changes/conditions, or smoking, can make individuals more susceptible to developing gum disease.

In the United States, periodontal disease impacts nearly half of adults over the age of 30 and 70% of adults over the age of 65. As dental professionals, we emphasize the importance of early detection and effective management to ensure optimal oral health and well-being.

By addressing risk factors, adopting proper oral hygiene habits, and seeking timely professional care, we can work together to maintain the health of your gums and teeth for the long term. Our commitment to your dental well-being remains unwavering, and we stand ready to guide you on the journey to a healthier smile.

Recognizing the Signs of Gum Disease

In a healthy state, our gums are a beautiful shade of pink, firm to the touch, and gently embrace the base of our teeth, keeping them securely in place. However, should gum disease be a concern, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Gums appearing red or purple in color
  • Swelling, causing a puffy appearance
  • Occasional bleeding
  • Recession, where the gums pull away from the normal gum line, revealing more of the tooth
  • Tenderness or discomfort while brushing, flossing, chewing, or touching the gums
  • Development of new or worsening gaps, loose, or missing teeth
  • Visible pus, presenting as yellow or white fluid buildup in the gums – an indication of infection
  • Changes in the way your bite fits together

The positive news is that by promptly identifying and addressing these symptoms, we can take charge of our dental health and ensure a vibrant and confident smile. Regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene practices play a pivotal role in maintaining healthy gums and overall oral well-being. Let’s stay proactive in caring for our gums, promoting a positive outlook on our dental health for the long run. 

Discovering the Path to Gum Disease Management

The good news is that effective treatments are available to manage gum disease, tailored to your specific needs based on the extent and severity of the condition. The stages of periodontal disease include:

Gingivitis: During this stage, gums may appear red and swollen, but you won’t experience other concerning symptoms.

Mild periodontitis: Gums may start receding, leading to bone loss around the teeth. Plaque, tartar, and bacteria can accumulate in hard-to-reach areas, such as spaces that brushing and flossing alone may not fully access.

Moderate periodontitis: As the condition progresses, bone loss occurs around the teeth, and bacteria significantly affect the soft tissues, resulting in sore and tender gums.

Severe periodontitis: At this stage, bone loss continues, and you may even face the possibility of tooth loss. Bleeding in the gums, pus around the teeth and gums, and chronic halitosis (bad breath) from active infections in the mouth are possible symptoms.

Beyond the impact on your oral health, it’s essential to address gum disease promptly, as it can affect your overall well-being. People with gum disease may face increased health risks, including cardiovascular and other diseases, and potentially a higher susceptibility to dementia.

Both non-surgical and surgical treatment options are available, depending on the stage of the disease. Non-surgical approaches may involve oral or topical antibiotics and a deep cleaning procedure called “scaling and root planing.” Maintaining oral hygiene with methods such as chewing gum can also play a supportive role.

For more advanced cases, surgical options like flap surgery, gum and dental bone grafting, and specialized procedures to promote bone growth and slow down the progression of diseased tissue are considered. Your dentist will carefully discuss and determine the most appropriate treatment plan tailored to your needs.

With proactive measures and professional guidance, you can effectively manage gum disease and take confident steps towards a healthier, happier smile and overall well-being. 

Empowering Your Gum Health: Managing Periodontal Disease Effectively

The journey to optimal gum health begins with the understanding that while gum disease cannot be fully cured, there’s a wealth of positive possibilities for effective management, especially when identified and addressed early on. We can prevent the condition from escalating to more advanced stages by staying proactive.

Prevention is key, and practicing good oral hygiene, regular dental exams, and professional cleanings plays a vital role in keeping periodontitis at bay. Our dedicated J Street Dental Group team is here to support you on this journey to vibrant gum health.

Should you notice any signs of gum disease or realize it’s been a while since your last dental evaluation, we encourage you to take a proactive step and contact us today. Together, we can embrace a positive approach to safeguarding your gum health and maintaining a confident, healthy smile.



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J Street Dental Group – Candidate Privacy Notice

J Street Dental Group is committed to respecting your online privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.

J Street Dental Group is a “data controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. This privacy notice makes you aware of how and why your personal data will be used, namely for the purposes of the J Street Dental Group employment recruitment process, and how long it will usually be retained.

Data protection principles

We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:

  • Used lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent way.
  • Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
  • Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
  • Accurate and kept up to date.
  • Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
  • Kept securely.


The kind of information we hold about you

In connection with your application for work with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • The information you have provided to us in your curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • The information you have provided on our application form, including name, title, address, telephone number, personal email address, employment history, and qualifications.
  • Any information you provide to us during an interview.


How is your personal information collected?

We collect personal information about candidates from the following sources:

  • You, the candidate.
  • Recruitment agencies and vendors we have agreed on terms in place with
  • Professional networking profile
  • Employees and others who refer you to us

How we will use information about you?

We will use the personal information we collect about you to:

  • Assess your skills, qualifications, and suitability for the role.
  • Carry out background and reference checks, where applicable.
  • Communicate with you about the recruitment process.
  • Keep records related to our hiring processes.
  • Comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
  • We also need to process your personal information to decide whether to enter into a contract of employment with you.

Having received your CV, cover letter, and/or your application form, we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be screened by our in-house recruitment team for the role. If you do, we will decide whether your application is strong enough to invite you for an interview, be it by telephone, in person, or by other electronic means. If we decide to engage you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview to decide whether to offer you the role. If we decide to offer you the role, we will then take up references before confirming your appointment.

If you fail to provide personal information

If you fail to provide information when requested, which is necessary for us to consider your application (such as evidence of qualifications or work history), we will not be able to process your application successfully and we will not be able to take your application further.

Automated decision-making

You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making.

Data sharing With third parties

  • We will only share your personal information with the following third parties for the purposes of processing your application; this may involve sharing your information with other companies within our own group if we consider they may have other relevant vacancies and only if you consent to such sharing
  • All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data retention (how long will you use my information for)

  • We will retain your personal information for a period of 2 years after we have communicated to you our decision about whether to appoint you to the role. We will retain your personal information so that we can make you aware of any suitable alternative roles that arise during this period.
  • We further retain your personal information for that period so that we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and that we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • If you would prefer that we did not retain your personal information, you can notify us at any time and we will delete your personal information.

Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Under certain circumstances, by law, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object to where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

Right to withdraw consent

When you applied for this role, you provided consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time.

To withdraw your consent, please contact the Recruitment Manager. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your application, and, subject to our policies, we will dispose of your personal data securely.

Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) to oversee compliance with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the DPO by email, at info@jstreetdentalgroup.com.

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