Jackson Periodontist | FAQs Periodontal Disease By Roger B. Parkes, DMD on March 06, 2017

Many people are not familiar with periodontal disease, or what a periodontist is. Unfortunately, periodontal disease is extremely prevalent and can cause many health issues. If you live in the Jackson area and are in need of a periodontist, feel free to contact the team at Periodontal Associates of Jackson today!


Below is a list of commonly asked questions and concerns about periodontal disease:


Question 1: Should I have my periodontal disease treated by my general dentist or a periodontist?

A: It is always recommended to have both involved in the diagnosis and treatment of your periodontal disease. Together, they can construct a treatment plan that will return your gums to good health.


Question 2: Can children suffer from periodontal disease?

A: It is rare for a child, or even adolescents, to suffer from gum disease. That being said, your children and teenagers should still learn how important the health of their mouth is. Good oral hygiene habits are formed at a young age and carry over to when we are adults.


Question 3:What type of health problems stem from periodontal disease?

A: Periodontal disease is associated with many diseases, including: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart disease, pancreatic cancer, and many more!


Question 4: Is periodontal disease contagious?

A: Technically, no. However, the bacteria that causes periodontal disease can be spread from one person to another through their saliva. This means, if you know someone who has periodontal disease, try not to drink after them, use the same utensils as them, and avoid using the same oral health equipment.


Question 5: What are symptoms of Periodontal Disease? Is Periodontal Disease common? How can I prevent Periodontal Disease?

A: These questions, and more, are covered here: 

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Dr. Roger B Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart

Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.

Our periodontists, Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart are committed to providing patients in Clinton, Ridgeland, and Jackson, MS, with high-quality care in a comfortable setting. They are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Jackson Dental Society

To schedule a consultation at our periodontal practice, contact us online or call (601) 956-1230.

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