Most tooth loss is due to gum disease, not decay. It can go
unnoticed until the infection has reached the advanced stages to
the point of losing your teeth. If you have symptoms of bleeding
gums from brushing or flossing, or your teeth become loose,
contact us immediately. Gum disease can be reversed with
nonsurgical methods if treated in the early stages.
the Obvious Issues
It has been proven that there is a link between gum disease and
life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease,
stroke, and diabetes. Dentists are taking the findings of recent
medical research very seriously, as gum disease can have more of
an effect on your health than just losing your teeth. The
American Dental Association estimates that nearly 80% of the
American population has some level of gum disease. Dentists
consider these statistics evidence of an epidemic.
The American Academy of Periodontology reports, “studies found
periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart
disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and
pose a serious threat to people whose health is already
compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases.”
There Is Hope!
With advanced gum disease, surgery will be necessary. But when
the infection is in the milder stages, nonsurgical methods and
better dental hygiene can be used to control and reverse the
condition. Both procedures are often covered by most dental
Truth About Lost Teeth
The most common cause of missing teeth is gum disease, not
decay. Many people think it is no big deal to lose a tooth, but
the truth is, just having one missing tooth is not good. It
affects proper chewing so you don’t absorb nutrients from your
food like you should. It may become difficult to chew, so softer
foods of higher calorie content may be favored, which result in
weight gain. Your face may take on a hollowed look without the
support of a full set of teeth. You speech may not always be
understandable and cause embarrassment.
The best way to restore a full dental arch is with dental
implants. They can replace as many teeth as you have missing.
And they look natural and function as if they were your own
Defeat Gum Disease Painlessly
or gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss. We now offer our
patients a very effective antibiotic called ARESTIN™. It is a
powder of microspheres that is time released and applied at the
site of infection. It painlessly kills the bacteria in the gums
to allow the gums to heal and return to a healthy state.
is Oral DNA Testing and How Can Patients Benefit from It?
With oral DNA testing, we determine a patient’s genetic
predisposition to inflammatory gum infections. This also reveals
the types of bacteria for more effective treatment. These quick
tests are noninvasive and allow us to outline a specific
treatment just for you.
We can help arrest your gum disease
and bring your smile back to health. Give us a call today at