Non-Surgical Dental Treatment Laytonsville MD - Periodontal Treatment - Gum Disease Treatment Maryland
Tooth Lose and Gum HealthGum Disease Can Mean Lost Teeth
Gum disease, more than decay, is the primary cause of lost teeth. Since it can be completely painless in early and moderate stages, many people don’t know they have it until they begin to lose teeth. Symptoms include bleeding gums when you brush or floss and loose or shifting teeth. If you’ve been told you need gum surgery, you will be glad to know that it’s possible to control gum disease with a variety of non-surgical methods. 

Gum Disease Can Have Even More
Serious Consequences

Thanks to extensive medical research, doctors and dentists are now aware that gum disease can contribute to stroke, and heart disease. Since heart disease is usually fatal, it is clear that gum disease is a serious matter. The American Dental Association estimates that 8 out of 10 Americans have periodontal (gum) disease. If this were any other affliction, such as AIDS or tuberculosis, it would be considered an epidemic! Most dentists think it is just that. They also knew that gum disease would never be labeled epidemic because “no one ever dies from it.” The worst is that you lose your teeth. That can cause bone loss and a change in your appearance – but certainly wasn’t considered life threatening. Until now.

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.” Periodontal disease is characterized by bacterial infection of the gums. These bacteria can travel into the bloodstream – straight to the heart.

Gum Disease Can Be Successfully Treated!
Gum surgery is the best treatment for advanced periodontal disease, and it’s usually covered by common insurance plans. When periodontal disease is in earlier stages, there are very effective NON-surgical procedures which, coupled with improved dental hygiene, can virtually halt the spread of the disease. This, too, is usually covered under most dental insurance plans.
 

Preventive Dentistry  Laytonsville MD 20882Why Lost Teeth are a Serious Matter
Gum disease and/or decay are the leading cause of lost teeth, though most people would expect accidents or other trauma to be at the top of the list. But even though losing a tooth isn’t life-threatening, even a single missing tooth can cause the other teeth to shift and move around, with unpleasant consequences. It can affect chewing and your ability to absorb nutrients from your food. Other bad things can happen: your face will change shape, often looking “sunken.” This can make you look much older than you really are. Your speech can be affected. Because it’s harder to chew with missing teeth, you may find yourself favoring softer foods and more carbohydrates, which can cause you to gain weight. The best way to treat a missing tooth (or missing teeth) is with dental implants. An implant can replace one tooth or many. They can be made to look so natural that even a dentist has to look hard to tell the difference. 
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Dentist, Dr. Sheila Brush provides a full range of professional caring dental treatment services to patients in Laytonsville MD and the surrounding communities of Germantown, Olney, Damascus, Brookeville and Gaithersburg Maryland. Her dental care services include: cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, orthodontics, general dentistry, preventive dentistry and restorative dentistry. Dental treatment also includes dental examinations, teeth cleaning, dental fillings, oral hygiene care, gum disease treatment, periodontal disease treatment, natural-looking dentures, NTI migraine headache treatment, Six Month Smiles, cosmetic dental braces, Invisalign, ClearCorrect, clear dental braces, dental implants, smile makeovers, porcelain dental veneers, dental crowns, Snap-On Smiles, KOR Deep Beaching, teeth whitening, white dental fillings, laser gum treatment, and digial imaging.

 

Gum Disease Treatment Laytonsville MD • Preventive Dentistry • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment Dentist Maryland

Sheila L. Brush, DDS, PC
6856 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Laytonsville, MD 20882
Telephone: (301) 926-9515


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