The #1 Reason Teeth Are Lost
Are you suffering from gum disease? It’s the number one reason people lose their teeth. Unfortunately, you may
not realize you’re in trouble until it’s too late. Not sure if your teeth are in danger? Symptoms include
bleeding gums when you brush or floss, and loose or shifting teeth. Even if you’ve been advised you need gum
surgery, we can help. Modern dental procedures have made it possible to control gum disease with a number of
Gum Disease Can Contribute to Heart Disease and Even Stroke
Medical research has demonstrated that gum disease contributes to the onset of stroke, heart disease, and many
other illnesses. This is a serious matter since heart disease is usually fatal, which means treating gum disease
is critical to preserving your overall health.
The American Dental Association estimates that 8 out of 10 Americans have periodontal (gum) disease. Percentages
this high should ensure gum disease would be handled as an epidemic. Because tooth loss is thought of as merely
unpleasant, not immediately life-threatening, the severity of the disease has been ignored for far too long.
However, things are changing.
The American Academy of Periodontology has distributed information that states, “Studies found periodontal infection
may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a
serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases.” In short,
the bacteria that destroys your teeth and gums when you have periodontal disease can move into your bloodstream and
create problems in your heart, lungs, and other vital organs.
There Is Hope!
Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of treating gum disease. While in some severe cases surgery is the only
reasonable treatment, there are now powerful NON-surgical treatments that, when combined with improved dental hygiene,
can virtually stop the spread of the disease.
We can help arrest your gum disease and bring your smile back to health. Give us a call today at (215) 716-7228.