Gum Disease – What You Don't Feel Can Cause Tooth Loss

If you think that you might have gum disease, you're not alone. In the U.S., many adults have some form of this condition. You could have gingivitis, which is a mild form of gum inflammation to more severe stages of periodontitis. Your teeth were meant to last you a lifetime. If you're not careful and let this condition progress, you could lose your teeth.

Gingivitis is easily reversible with treatment, good oral hygiene of daily flossing, brushing, and regular teeth cleanings by your dentist. Unfortunately, if left unchecked, gingivitis will progress to periodontitis. This causes the gums to literally pull away and separate from the teeth forming deep pockets that can become infected. These infected pockets can affect the connective tissue, bones and gums that support your teeth.

Even if you take great care of your teeth, it's still critical that you regularly visit your dentist for checkups. There have been studies that have shown that gum disease can be genetic. All the brushing and flossing might not be enough to prevent the condition. Don't take this chance with your teeth.

At Midtown Dental Group, our first choice is to always save and restore your natural teeth. We offer state of the art laser technology to effectively treat any form of gum disease. Lasers make each procedure highly effective and very comfortable.

There's really no reason to put off an examination and treatment anymore. We are concerned about your gum and teeth health. We have the experience and education to give you only the very best results.

Our professional staff will gladly help you, provide you more information and schedule an appointment for you with one of our doctors. You are really in very good hands, so don't delay any longer and give us a call today.