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Letter on COVID-19
from Oregon Periodontics
Dangers of Gum Disease
Gum disease is one of the more serious dental problems. Caused by poor oral hygiene, among other causes such as medication, use of tobacco, genetics, and others, it can do serious damage to your oral health. The effects of gum disease are, however, not just limited to affecting your oral health. If left untreated, gum disease can also have far-reaching effects on your overall health. At Oregon Periodontics, P.C., we offer several solutions to help treat gum disease. However, before we can talk about these solutions, it is important to understand the dangers of gum disease, and why you should seek help immediately if you notice its signs and symptoms.
The Dangers of Untreated Gum Disease
Untreated gum disease can have serious side effects on your health. The most common of these side effects are:
Preventing the Long-Term Dangers of Gum Disease
There several dangers of gum disease and some of them can even be fatal. Fortunately, it is possible to avoid all these dangers by seeking proper treatment when you notice signs and symptoms of gum disease.
Some of the treatments that are available for gum disease include professional dental cleaning to get rid of plaque and tartar that builds up on the teeth, holding the oral bacteria in place. Antibiotics and other medication are also used to control and eliminate the infection.
If the gum disease has progressed, for example, attacking the jawbone and leading to tooth loss, several solutions are also available. These include dental implants to replace the missing teeth and grafting to regenerate the lost gum tissue and jawbone.
However, in addition to all these solutions, proper oral care is required to maintain the effects of the treatment and avoid the recurrence of the gum disease.
Untreated gum disease can lead to serious health problems, which can be expensive to treat, not to mention fatal. If you are suffering from gum disease, you should immediately seek medical attention. At Oregon Periodontics, P.C., we have several solutions that can help you overcome the condition. Call us today at (503) 575-7750 to learn more about these solutions.
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