How Bad Does Gum Disease Have to Be to Lose Teeth?
Posted on 6/25/2018 by Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics
Even if you have gum disease, it does not mean that you are going to lose your teeth. It just means that you have to work harder to keep your teeth. Having the best oral hygiene that you can possibly have is the best way to go.
When you are visiting our office to go over a plan of action for your oral care, make sure to speak with us regarding ways that you can keep your teeth for a longer period of time, especially when you have gum disease.
When Do You Start Losing Teeth
Gum disease happens gradually over time. It is not something that happens all at once. Over a period of a year or more the gums will separate because of the buildup and bacteria that is found under them. When this happens, it causes the teeth to break down and become loose.
This eventually leads to tooth loss. However, just because you lose a couple of your teeth doesn't mean your oral hygiene plan can become more laxed. The gums still have to be cleaned regularly.
Some people can clear up gum disease once they get it by cleaning their mouths regularly, once the infection has been removed, and stopping the plaque from building up.
Losing teeth due to gum disease will happen if nothing is done to try and stop it. This is why coming to see us for professional treatment is so important. Taking care of your teeth now will help increase the likelihood of keeping them longer.
Speak with us today to find out more regarding what stage of gum disease you might have and what needs to be done to try and remedy the situation.
We are happy to provide you with more insight and information regarding what needs to be done to eliminate the infection, remove plaque buildup, and what tooth replacement options you might be eligible for.
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