Dental Disease…close up…

Dental disease comes in different degrees of severity, based on the amount of plaque, tartar, gingivitis and periodontal disease that are present.  We grade the severity of disease on a scale of 1 to 4, with 4 being the worst.  The pictures below illustrate the 4 Grades of dental disease, and the appearance of the teeth after a professional dental cleaning.

It is much better to take care of the teeth while they are still a Grade 1 or 2.  By the time they reach Grade 3 or 4, periodontal disease and bone loss is present and they are likely to lose teeth.  The cleanings also take a lot longer and cost a lot more.  Let’s take care of this problem while we can save the teeth and save you some money!

Grade 1








Grade 2









Grade 3








Grade 4