Keeping Your Gums Healthy Will Reduce Your Tooth Loss Risk
Posted April 13, 2018 by Wager-Evans Dental
Your goal when it comes to oral health care should be to keep your smile in the best possible condition for as long as possible. While aging can present some challenges to your preventive dental care habits, you should not feel as though tooth loss is something you are unable to avoid. If you feel concerned about the possibility of tooth loss, you should know that the biggest risk comes in the form of gum disease. Paying attention to your periodontal health today can ensure that your gums stay healthy, and that your smile stays complete. If you detect symptoms of a periodontal infection, your dentist can help by providing a Perio Tray. A Perio Tray gives you a means of directly administering treatment to your gums, so that bacterial infection can be effectively addressed.
Individuals who suffer from periodontitis (advanced gum disease) will suffer damage to the supportive bone and soft tissues that keep teeth secure. Over time, that breakdown of material can leave teeth too unstable, and require their extraction. In some cases, they can be lost on their own.
Gum disease can be reversed in its earlier stages, but advanced problems with this condition can be difficult to address. You may need to seek ongoing support from a specialist, depending on the severity of your infection.
Your dentist can provide prosthetic support for your smile if you need it, including advanced support with dental implants. With that said, you can also rely on regular preventive care to protect you against tooth loss. Regular visits, along with good habits at home, will be valuable in your fight against oral health troubles over the years.
At Wager-Evans Dental, you can count on great care for your teeth, and your gums. Our practice offers valuable comprehensive oral health support to all of our patients, and we can help you maintain your best smile! Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.