Periodontal Gum disease And Treatment
Gum disease is a serious problem that faces many individuals in the Tulare community, and Dr. Drilling finds that most patients are not even aware that they have the disease until it is much too late. Gum disease is the number one cause for adult tooth loss; in fact, over 75 million Americans over the age of 35 suffer from gum disease. One of the important things to know about gum disease now is that there is a significant link between gum disease and medical issues, including an increased risk for Alzheimer’s, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, low birth weight, and other medical conditions. When patients don’t seek treatment for gum disease, they are risking not only their teeth and gums, but their entire health and well-being.
Dr. Drilling is a dental professional dedicated with treatment of the root causes of gum disease.
There are typically two factors involved in gum disease. One is the inflammatory process caused by the irritation from the plaque and tartar building up on the roots. Second is the bacterial infection that affects the gum tissue. Together, these can result in the gums and bones shrinking and receding away from the teeth, resulting in loose teeth.
If you have symptoms of gum disease, call Patricia J. Drilling, DDS today at (559) 686-5184 to schedule an examination and take charge of your oral health.