Gum Disease Treatment Smithville MO

You Deserve a Healthy Smile


The Primary Cause of Lost Teeth

Many people assume that tooth loss is due to decay. It’s not. It’s because of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. It can be completely unnoticeable right up until you lose your teeth. Symptoms include bleeding gums when you brush or floss and loose or shifting teeth. If you’ve been told you need gum surgery, you will be glad to know that it’s possible to control gum disease with a variety of non-surgical gingivitis treatments.


Gum Disease Can Contribute to Heart Disease and Even Stroke

The American Dental Association estimates that 8 out of 10 Americans have periodontal (gum) disease. 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.” The bacterial infection causing periodontal disease travels into the bloodstream, straight to the heart.


Now the Good News

With advanced periodontal disease, the periodontitis treatment is surgical. Gum surgery is never fun, but it is almost always successful in controlling the condition, and it’s usually covered by common insurance plans. With mild periodontal disease, there are very effective NON-surgical procedures that, coupled with improved dental hygiene, can virtually halt the spread of the disease. This, too, is usually covered under most dental insurance plans.

Our periodontist in Smithville, MO can help bring your smile back to health!
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