A major cause of tooth loss in adults, gum disease is an infection of the tissues that support and surround your teeth. Usually painless, many patients don’t even realize they have it. Gum disease is caused by a sticky bacteria plaque that is constantly forming on your teeth.
We recommend seeing your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease, because the sooner you treat it, the better.
Until then, here are six things that your Dentist may not tell you about gum disease.
1. You have gum disease, and it needs treatment.
Unfortunately, there are dentists who fail to inform patients of their gum disease and readily available treatment(s).
2. Gum disease is not curable.
Gum disease is preventable, but left untreated it will cause irreversible bone loss.
3. Gum surgery is painful.
Ask your friends, neighbors, or family who have gone thru gum surgery … most will probably swear off any future surgery.
4. There are different treatment options available.
Your dentist will either use a scalpel or laser. Both are unpleasant, healing time is measured in weeks, and your teeth will be sensitive to both hot and cold.
5. Regardless of your care, gum disease may return.
Even with immaculate daily home care, those predisposed to gum disease will most likely have a recurrence.
6. Perio Protect is a surgery-free, cost effective treatment.
Simple, comfortable, and FDA cleared, Perio Protect has been proven to effectively control gum disease. When used on a daily basis, our patients report fresher breath, whiter teeth and healthier gums.
About Boca Raton Cosmetic Dentist
Finding a dentist in Boca Raton that is dedicated to your dental care can be difficult. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to understanding and meeting your needs as a patient. We provide modern dentistry that gives our patients more choices, including Digital X-rays, digital record keeping, an intraoral camera, inlays and onlays, and more. This allows us to keep your teeth looking their best and be more efficient and accurate with your dental care.
We also offer comprehensive dental services, which allow us to serve all of your dental needs from our Boca Raton office.
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