Why Does Gum Disease Put You At Risk For Tooth Loss?
Posted August 16, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Gum disease can lead to a recession of your gum line, cause bad breath, and make you more prone to bleeding when you clean your teeth. What you need to know is that your teeth can be jeopardized by an advanced infection, too. As gum disease worsens, it can developed into its advanced form, periodontitis. At this stage, your gum disease can break down the tissues keeping your teeth firmly in place – this is capable of loosening teeth to the point that they fall out, or have to be removed. While the earlier stage of gum disease, gingivitis, can be reversed, periodontitis is something that can only be managed. A Perio Tray from your dentist can help you target gingivitis during your daily oral care routine.
Your dentist will provide you with a Perio Tray if you show signs that your periodontal health is compromised. The tray itself is custom made to fit your mouth comfortably, and the instructions can be easy to follow. When you use the tray according to your dentist’s instructions, you can see real improvements to your gums.
Better preventive dental care – better care through at-home practices and regular dental visits – will make it easier to protect yourself against potentially worrying issues like advanced gum disease. Better care at home will help you protect you against a buildup of plaque that can lead to oral health worries. Regular dental checkups can mean your oral health is being assessed on a regular basis, so problems that develop are identified and treated before complications arise.
If you are concerned that you may be facing issues from gum disease, talk to Wager-Evans Dental about taking home a Perio Tray. At Wager-Evans Dental, you can benefit from a comprehensive range of services dedicated to ensuring you enjoy the best degree of oral health. Located in Reno, NV, we care for the smiles of residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.