Non-Surgical Dental Treatment Laytonsville MD - Periodontal Treatment - Gum Disease Treatment Maryland
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
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.
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
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Gum Disease Treatment Laytonsville MD • Preventive Dentistry • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment Dentist Maryland
Sheila L. Brush,
6856 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Laytonsville, MD 20882
Telephone: (301) 926-9515
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