Gum disease (periodontal disease) is swelling or soreness of the gums (the soft tissue) around your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that forms on your teeth. The plaque bacteria have toxins that inflame the gums.

If you do not remove plaque by brushing and flossing your teeth, it can build up and infect your gums, teeth and the bone that supports them. If not treated, you can lose your teeth.

Dr. Sharp is a periodontist. He is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of periodontal disease. In addition to four years of dental school, Dr. Sharp has had extensive training in this specialty as well as over 30 years experience. He has a Masters Degree in the Specialty of Periodontics from Indiana University and Residency Certificate from the Veteranís Administration.

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Queensbury, NY 12804
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