Avoiding Periodontal (Gum) Disease

You only get two sets of teeth in your life and if you’re older than about eight, you’re already on your second set. Your adult teeth are a valuable part of your mouth and the loss of one or more can affect your appearance and self confidence.

One of the main causes of tooth loss in adults is the pesky periodontal disease. Periodontal disease affects the periodontal ligament, gingiva and cementum in your mouth. Inflammatory lesions caused by plaque make up the vast majority of periodontal disease and Halitosis (bad breath) is associated with periodontal disease.

There are two major types of this disease of the mouth, gingivitis or periodontitis. When left untreated, gingivitis progresses into periodontitis which can lead to the loss of teeth. Your local Houston dentist, Jeff Lewis, DDS can treat these tooth threatening diseases by scraping hard, ugly tartar from the surface of the teeth. The process is quick and painless and may help to save your most prominent facial feature, your smile.

Periodontal Disease has also been linked to other health issues such as Heart Disease, Diabetes and others. Please get checked and treated for Periodontal Disease to improve your health and potentially save your life. Call us at 713-783-1733.

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