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How To Overcome The Effects Of Gum Disease

Posted by Lone Star Dental Care May 24, 2017

The effects of gum disease can eat away at your tooth’s support structures over time through jaw bone degradation and tissue inflammation. Without this bone and tissue surrounding your tooth, it is left susceptible to further damage and possibly can become totally lost. This can lead to more and more invasive surgeries and inflict further damage to your overall oral health. Thankfully, your dentist can provide you with several treatments to combat this, such as osseous surgery, and help you overcome the effects of gum disease.

Getting To The Root The Issue

One of the major symptoms of gum disease is that your gum tissue can begin to separate from your teeth, which leaves your gums and jaw bone vulnerable to infection and decay. Your dentist can perform periodontal maintenance such as scaling and root planing to reverse the effects of gum disease and help save your oral health. If that treatment fails, however, your dentist may recommend osseous surgery to preserve your tooth’s foundational support structure that surrounds it.

During osseous surgery (also referred to as flap surgery), your dentist carefully moves back a tiny portion of gum tissue to access your teeth’s root structure. Your dentist then smooths and cleans the areas of bone that have been roughened by periodontal disease. There are many benefits that come from receiving this treatment, such as:

  •  You can retain your natural teeth.
  •  Preventing malocclusion from occurring by maintaining your full row of teeth.
  •  The sensitivity in and around your tooth will be alleviated.
  •  The spread of periodontal disease through you gums and jawbone is stopped.

We Cn Give Your Teeth The Support They Need

Our dentists can provide your teeth a number of dentistry services to be supported and healthy. Contact us at our local Frisco, TX office at 972-335-7100.

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