Periodontal disease impacts nearly 64.7 million Americans. Without proper treatment, these individuals are facing severe to moderate oral health problems. While some people can catch gingivitis in early stages, many patients need to seek additional treatment to prevent infection. If you are seeking gum disease treatment, look no further! periodontist Dr. Karl A. Rose provides effective treatment for patients dealing with advanced periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease refers to infection of the gums. It is normal to have mild gum disease throughout the years due to changes in diet and hormonal fluctuations. However, gum disease must be treated quickly and early to prevent the spread of infection. Failure to receive effective treatment can lead to bone loss, tooth loss, and other serious problems.
Bacteria located in plaque creates toxins or poisons that start to irritate the gums. Dental plaque needs to be properly removed by a dentist or dental hygienist to prevent it from become severe. Mild cases can be controlled through daily brushing and flossing, but failure to receive annual cleanings can increase the risk of gum disease.
Failure to seek treatment for gum disease will lead to serious oral and potentially severe overall health issues. Gum disease will start to show issues with the gums becoming inflamed and swollen. Over time, the gums will begin to bleed and begin pulling away from the teeth where they form spaces or pockets between the teeth. These pockets become infected and causing serious issues with the jawbone. Without treatment, patients will eventually lose teeth as they will fall out on their own, or they will need to be extracted.
For patients seeking dental implants, it is important to contact our office to schedule a consultation. Each patient is given a unique patient treatment plan designed to meet their oral health needs. Dental implants involve placing a titanium screw into the jawbone, where it is fused with the bone to act as an anchor for a crown. Dental implants are one of the best procedures for missing teeth replacement, and do have a 98% success rate.
If you need extractions, implants, bone and gum reconstruction, or other periodontal treatments, contact our office today. Dr. Rose is here to help you find the best treatments to not only treat but prevent gum disease and other advanced oral health issues. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about our practice and how we can help you be on your way to a healthier mouth.
5454 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 620
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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