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Say Goodbye to Gum Disease

Say Goodbye to Gum Disease

Say Goodbye to Gum Disease

If your mouth has seen better days schedule an appointment with Inspired Smiles. Dr. Victoria Yeager or Dr. Daniel Yeager are dedicated to healthy grins and no more gum disease. No more gum disease is good for you and your overall health.

Most people understand the connection between oral and overall health. That connection is gum disease and inflammation.

Gum Disease is the Underlying Cause

According to Dr. Victoria Yeager and Dr. Daniel Yeager your mouth is the gateway. It’s the gateway to the rest of your body and if yours is wide open allowing plaque and tartar to go wherever they please you are at risk of serious disease.

Gum Disease and Overall Health

Some of those diseases include:

  • COPD
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Heart Attack

While those may seem severe, studies show that people who suffer from the above also suffered from periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is the more serious form of gum disease that eats away at the gum line. Once that begins, the bone gets taken as well.

Nipping gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, in the bud as quickly as possible is vital as it is curable. However, once it gets to periodontitis there is no cure.

If your disease has gotten to the point of no return there is hope. That hope comes in the form of regular periodontal treatments. With quarterly deep cleanings you are well on your way to healthy teeth and gums.

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Of course gums aren’t the only thing that can cause problems for oral health. If you have tooth decay, cracked or chipped teeth, you will have problems as well. Those problems could mean teeth that change position, but that’s not all.

Chipped, cracked and missing teeth can also cause dietary issues. For some it could be malnutrition while for others it could be obesity.

Because people with failing teeth aren’t able to chew junk food or no food at all is what they usually end up living on.

Help for Gum Disease

When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Victoria Yeager or Dr. Daniel Yeager for gum disease you will discuss a plan to get your teeth and gums on the road to health.

Depending on how severe your periodontitis is expect between 3 and 4 deep cleanings every year. Those cleanings will most likely include root scaling and planing.

For more information regarding gum disease contact Inspired Smiles in Richmond today.