Periodontal Disease is the mouth’s silent killer. Gum Disease will not only kill the gums and cause tooth loss, but can also be a sign to your dentist, or implant surgeon, that there are underlying signs to bad overlying health issues. Bad gums and bad health can exaggerate each other. This is especially true with heart and cardiovascular issues and gum disease.
The inflammation process with gum disease and that associated with heart disease are very similar. Once gum disease starts in an unhealthy person, it is much harder to reverse than what it is in a healthy person. With this being said, the bony destruction caused by gum disease can be accelerated by being unhealthy. Once bone is lost from gum disease, it cannot be rebuilt. It is lost forever.
What can be done to prevent this? First, you must get a routine check-up. That is your first line of defense. It is much like having a car and never getting a lube, oil, and filter. You have to have a professional take a look “under the hood” to see what is going on. Second, you maintain your machine. This would be like never checking your oil in between maintenances. You need to brush, floss and use a high-quality mouth rinse. Finally, you have to take care of your machine globally. It does no good to put high-quality gas and oil into an old Jalopy that is clunking along on three and a half wheels.
You must take care of yourself. Keep yourself in tip-top shape, the best that you can. This keeps your inflammatory mediators down. These are the same ones that cause periodontal disease.
What are the signs of gum disease? Common signs of periodontal disease are puffy, bleeding gums. Pus coming from your gums can also be a common sign. Once you are in the advanced stages of periodontal disease, tooth loss can start to occur.
What can be done about gum disease? The answer to this lies on a multitude of factors. Your periodontal treatment plan at Guaranteed Dental Solutions will be customized to you. It is not one size fits all. We will take into consideration the extent of your disease, your health, and your desired treatment outcome.
At Guaranteed Dental Solutions, we believe that your periodontal status should be the foundation of your dental treatment. If your foundation isn’t stable, we cannot build a beautiful house. We believe everyone deserves to have a beautiful dental house.
Guaranteed Dental Solutions is Arizona’s gum disease and implant leader. We strive to make your treatment the most periodontally stable, most beautiful and most cost-effective treatment for you. You, the patient, are the most important person to your treatment planning process