Gum Disease Puts You At Risk For Tooth Loss
Posted December 2, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
Why should something like gum disease affect your risk for tooth loss? You might not realize it, but gum disease is actually the most common reason for someone to lose teeth. The effects of a periodontal infection can be mild at first. Your gums might look swollen, or appear redder than normal. Over time, your gum line can recede, and tissue damage can occur, which affects the support your teeth enjoy. Taking gum disease seriously can protect your smile in the long run. Talk to your dentist – if they see signs of poor periodontal health, they may recommend a Perio Tray, which will let you attack the condition directly.
Your dentist can recognize signs of gum disease during a regular checkup, and offer a response. A Perio Tray can be made to fit your teeth. You will use it in the comfort of your own home – many people will only need to have it in place for a few minutes at a time. It is important that you do not ignore signs of trouble, as a person’s periodontal health can become too severe for a Perio Tray to be effective.
Taking good care of your teeth can benefit your teeth in the long term. Remember that each cavity causes irreversible dental damage. Your dentist can use a dental filling to restore your tooth (or a dental crown for a more severe cavity), but poor oral care over time can leave your teeth dull, discolored, and worn.