Gum Disease Treatment Las Cruces NM 

Gum Health

The Main Reason for Lost Teeth

It's important to know that most teeth are lost due to gum disease – not trauma or decay. This condition will often have no symptoms until the problem is severe. Early signs of infection include bleeding gums from flossing or brushing and loose teeth. If treated in the early stages, nonsurgical methods will halt the problem; otherwise, surgery may be the only option if you wait too long for treatment. Both types of treatment are generally covered by most insurance plans.

Gum Disease Contributes to Other Health ConditionsBody Health and Oral Health Connection

The latest medical research has identified chronic gum disease as a contributor to serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. As the American Dental Association has released statistics that 80% of Americans have some stage of periodontitis (gum inflammation due to infection) dentists are now considering gum disease to be an epidemic. You have more to risk than losing your teeth if gum disease is not treated in the earliest stages.

The American Academy of Periodontology reports, "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." As the bacteria in the gums travel throughout the bloodstream, it has a detrimental effect on vital organs.

Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth With ImplantsPrevent Tooth Loss - Dental Care Las Cruces

Having missing teeth can cause other problems that you may not be aware of. Even one absent tooth can cause other teeth to become loose or shift from their original positions. The more teeth that are missing, the fewer nutrients you will receive from the food you eat. If the location of missing teeth makes eating healthier foods difficult, people often favor softer, high-calorie foods that result in weight gain. Eventually, your facial appearance takes on a sunken look without the support of all your teeth and the bone loss that accompanies missing teeth. This will make you look older than your years.

Dental implants are the best answer for replacement of lost teeth. They can replace as many teeth as you have missing and look very natural. They function like your own teeth, so you will be able to eat every kind of food once again, and your smile will be full and beautiful.

An Easy Way to Defeat Gum Disease

Gum Disease Treatment with ARESTINOur doctors can halt gum disease using a very effective product called ARESTIN™. This powder contains antibiotic microspheres that are time released at the very site of the infection. It is applied to the pockets between teeth and gums. It has proven to be very effective in the fight against periodontal (gum) disease and best of all, it does its work without causing you any pain!

We can help arrest your gum disease and bring your smile back to health. Give us a call today at (575) 522-1983.

Dental Clinic Las Cruces NM 88001 

Bridget Burris, DDS

1748 South Triviz Drive,
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 522-1983

 

 

Preventive Dentistry Las Cruces NM • Gum Disease Treatment • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment New Mexico

Periodontal Treatment Las Cruces NM • General Dentistry • Preventive Dental Care New Mexico

 

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