Gum disease is a serious issue that affects over 50% of people in the United States. Gum disease can affect anyone, at any stage of life, from any income bracket. Though most gum disease is attributed to poor dental hygiene, it can also be the cause of bad genetics and genetic predispositions. There are tons of different types of gum disease treatment options should you find yourself suffering from this type of malady.
The first and most common course of treatment is a good cleaning followed by medication that has been prescribed by your dentist. This can be antibiotics to help clear up infection, steroids to clear up allergic reactions, or even pain medication to deal with the pain.
Another step you may have to take to help treat gum disease is tooth extraction in the affected area. In this case you may have to look at dental implants as an option for getting your teeth back. By removing affected teeth dentists can stop the spread of the gum disease in question.
Another course of action may even be dental surgery to remove the affected tissue. Generally, a good cleaning followed by a stringent hygiene routine is enough to curb and treat gum disease.
If not treated however, gum disease can lead to heart trouble, tooth loss, or even infection that can travel to your heart and brain. Taking the time to see a dentist is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease or catch it before it becomes serious. At Walding and Associates we are proud to help those in Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry, Winter Haven and surrounding communities fight gum disease with effective gum disease treatment options. Contact us today to learn more or schedule your appointment.
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