Missing teeth can be damaging to your health, but gum disease could play a bigger part than you thought. Losing teeth leaves the rest of your smile vulnerable to infection and further tooth decay. At Brandon Complete Dental Care, we are dedicated to helping prevent and treat tooth loss, to make sure that your smile is healthy and beautiful.
What is Gum Disease?
First, it’s important to know what gum disease, or periodontal disease is. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that occurs when teeth and gums aren’t properly cared for. It causes a break down between your gums and the underlying tissue, making your mouth vulnerable to infection.
Gum Disease Might Be The Cause Of Tooth Loss
Gum disease may seem harmless, but it can cause extensive damage to your teeth and smile. If not treated, gum disease can cause teeth to shift out of place and even fall out as it erodes the connective tissue holding your tooth in place. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, accounting for a vast majority patients’ need for restorative procedures.
Treating Gum Disease
If caught in its earliest stages, Dr. Assing may be able to treat your gum disease with a more intense oral hygiene routine including brush and flossing, as well as using an antibacterial mouthwash. As gum disease progresses further, frequent professional cleanings as well as both nonsurgical and surgical treatments to help treat and prevent further damage. Some of these procedures include:
Scaling and Root Planing: All of the plaque and tarter will be gently removed from your teeth before the tooth is polished smooth to prevent bacteria from building up again.
Bone and Gum Grafting: By promoting health gum and bone tissue to grow where it has previously been destroyed by gum disease, the healing process can start.
Guided tissue regeneration: A small piece of mesh-like fabric is inserted between the bone and gum tissue. This allowing the bone and connective tissue to regrow to better support the teeth.
Contact Brandon Complete Dental Care For Treatment Today!
Gum disease can cause tooth loss and severe damage to your health. If you are suffering from tooth loss Dr.Richard Assing and Dr. Brenton Assing can help restore your smile. Contact us today to see how we can help treat your gum disease and tooth loss.
Dr. Richard Assing
719 W Robertson St.
Brandon, FL 33511
Monday: 8AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 6PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 6PM
Thursday: 8AM – 6PM
Friday: 8AM – 12PM