Daily Archives: May 14, 2012

Periodontal Disease and Tooth Loss

Funny picture?  Truth of the matter is this man has NO teeth.  The face collapses upon tooth loss.  The main reason adults and seniors loose teeth is severe periodontal disease.  Tooth loss is not inevitable.  In fact, due to the many types of gum disease treatment available in the 21st century, people are keeping their teeth longer.

This picture may be funny, but I am sure he cannot enjoy fresh vegetables, apples or steak, hamburger maybe.

Treatments for periodontal disease range, dental cleanings, deep cleaning, Arestin placement, laser gum treatment, gum surgery, periodontal bone grafting, treatment options go on and on.  The best treatment is prevention.


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