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Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is insidious. It is an infection of the gums that starts out as plaque, an opaque film on the teeth that hardens to form tartar. As tartar accumulates, it harbors bacteria that attack the soft tissue around the gums. This is the early stage of gum disease known as Gingivitis. Left untreated, Gingivitis becomes Periodontitis which ultimately destroys the tissue surrounding your teeth AND the bone that holds your teeth in place. Except for bad breath and gums that bleed, there are very few early warning signals. The disease advances silently, often without pain, and before you know it, you are losing your teeth and you don't know why.

Tooth loss is only the most obvious indicator of gum disease. Scientific research has discovered linkage between gum disease and stroke, heart disease, diabetes - even an increased risk for pregnant women. When your gums become diseased, your entire immune system is weakened.

In the past, fear of painful dental surgery has kept people with gum disease from seeking the care they needed. Well, those days are gone forever.

You're always welcome to call our office concerning changes and updates to your UAW Dental Insurance at 810-733-2530.  Feel free to ask our staff about changes affecting UAW Dental Insurance coverage for UAW retirees, UAW-GM employees and retirees, UAW-Ford employees and retirees, UAW-Chrysler employees and retirees.  When the Pelok Dental staff receives updated information concerning UAW retiree and employee dental benefit changes for GM, Ford and Chrysler...we will be glad to pass that information on to you.

4560 Beecher Road, Flint, MI 48532 USA
Dr. Scott Pelok Pelok Dental Office at Flint, Michigan (810) 733-2530