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Periodontal Care/Gum disease

Periodontal Care from dentist in Garland Uncontrolled gum disease causes tooth loss and is linked to serious systemic health conditions. The good news is that it is never too late to improve the health of your mouth and body with professional periodontal care.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is an infection that challenges your immune system 24/7 – often without obvious symptoms.

Your mouth is full of bacteria. They populate a sticky film of mucous, forming plaque. As they feed on bits of food debris, oral bacteria produce acids that inflame gum tissue. If not removed with brushing and flossing, plaque hardens into tartar at the gum line, causing further irritation.
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Why is periodontal care important?

Early stage gum disease is called gingivitis, and it is reversible. Left untreated, gingivitis advances to a serious infection – periodontitis. This stage causes further deterioration of soft tissues, and loosens gums from teeth. Bacteria penetrate deeper, attacking ligaments and bone that teeth rely on for support. Teeth loosen and fall out or require extraction.

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in our country. Bacteria responsible for gum disease are also linked to a host of grave medical conditions including:
  • Cardiovascular disease.
  • Hypertension (elevated blood pressure).
  • Increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Diabetes.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Respiratory problems.
  • Joint problems.
  • Low birthweight babies.

How can Dr. Boppana help?

Tendency to develop gum disease is influenced by genetics and hormonal changes. Medical conditions, medications, and therapies (such as chemo or radiation) are factors. Smoking and use of smokeless tobacco dramatically increases the risk. Fortunately, the condition is largely preventable with a nutritious diet, healthy lifestyle, diligent brushing and flossing, and regular dental checkups.

Even in advanced cases, professional periodontal care improves oral health and overall wellness. Dr. Boppana and her hygiene team provide services that get your mouth in stable condition and help you maintain that state. Treatment may include deep cleaning, antibiotic therapy, or gum surgery and extractions if necessary.

Schedule an appointment at Perfect 32 for f resher breath, healthy gums, strong teeth, and improved wellness. The number is (469) 804-5677.

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