What is Periodontal Disease?

In this video, Dr. Victor Apel, a dedicated Melbourne dentist, explains the symptoms and treatment protocol during the stages of periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease: A large percentage of the population has it. It’s a bacterial infection that affects the gum tissue of people, and the byproducts that come off of those bacteria, when they eat the sugars that you have in your mouth, that causes the bone to go away. It actually resorbs.

That’s important if you want to control it. It’s also important if you want to save your teeth. What we find, if left gone too long, not only will you lose the teeth, but you’ll also lose the valuable bone that could have been used for implants.

So if you have bad taste, bad breath, or loose teeth, give our office a call. You may have periodontal disease. We’ll do a comprehensive evaluation to determine what stage it may be at, what options there are to control it, and what options there are to replace your teeth.


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Dr. Apel has been in practice in Melbourne since 1988. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, he graduated from the University of Louisville’s School of Dental Medicine, a facility for training physicians and dentists. He maintained a successful private practice in Louisville for five years, but Florida’s pleasant climate and the promise of year-round outside activities brought the Apels to the sunshine state.

Dr. Apel is a member in good standing with the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Brevard County Dental Society, the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants, and recently earned his fellowship with the International Dental Implant Association. He also maintains ongoing professional relationships with recognized researchers and clinicians.

Dr. Apel is dedicated to providing you with the latest proven treatment methods, participates regularly in courses and seminars and is now a Mini Implant Center of America (MDICA) providing you with revolutionary benefits of mini dental implant dentistry.

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