Monday, 5 May 2014

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Diseae Treatment Palos Hills ILTeeth Lost to Gum Disease
There is a general assumption by patients that most teeth are lost due to decay. But the main cause is gum disease. Gum disease can go unnoticed until it reaches the point of losing your teeth. Surgery is needed in advanced stages of infection, but now nonsurgical methods can be used if the infection is treated in the early stages. If you have bleeding gums from brushing or flossing, or you notice your teeth are loosening, please contact us immediately.

Periodonal Disease and Your Body HealthGum Disease Has an Effect on Your Health
It has been estimated by the American Dental Association that 80% of the adult population in the United States has gum disease. Dentists consider this an epidemic, but it is not labeled so because it is not considered a life-threatening disease. But now all that has changed. Recent medical research has identified a link between chronically infected gums and serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The bacterial infection of the gums travels throughout the body in the bloodstream and affects or worsens other health concerns.

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.”

Tooth Loss and Gum DiseaseThe Good News in Treating Gum Disease
We let our patients know that if they experience any symptoms of gum disease – bleeding or reddened gums or loose teeth – to come into our office immediately. When gum disease is treated in the early stages, nonsurgical procedures are successful in halting the problem. Once periodontal disease is advanced, surgery is the treatment. Both procedures are covered under most insurance plans.

If You Lose a Tooth
Losing a tooth has more of an impact on your health and appearance than you may think. Even one missing tooth can cause other teeth to start to shift. This may affect chewing and absorbing nutrients from your food. If chewing becomes difficult, softer foods with a higher calorie content may be favored, which often results in weight gain. Your face will take on a “sunken” look, giving you the appearance of being older than you are. We recommend implants to replace your missing teeth. They look very natural and function just like a real tooth, and give you a complete, beautiful smile.

Healthy Body and TeethA Healthy Smile and Body
Good oral health is more than just looking your best. It is also about healthy teeth and gums. Most tooth loss is because of gum infections, not decay. And from recent health studies, a connection has been made between chronic gum disease and the health of your entire body. There is good news in treating gum disease without surgery in many cases. Our commitment to each and every patient is giving the care and attention you need to have optimum health.

Palos Hills Dental
Anthony Tisoncik, DDS
9700 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465
(708) 599-2929

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