Chrisman & Wyse

Protect Your Oral Health - Prevent Gum Disease and Tooth Loss

Jun 21, 2016 @ 08:45 AM — by Dr. David Wyse
Tagged with: Gum Disease Restorative Dentistry

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, often starts as minor bleeding when brushing and flossing. If left untreated, it can lead to serious oral health issues, including tooth loss. Restorative dentistry treatments can replace missing teeth, repair dental damage, and restore oral health. To discuss your treatment options for gum disease and tooth loss, schedule a consultation with Bloomington, IL dentists Jay W. Chrisman and David D. Wyse.

How Does Gum Disease Lead to Tooth Loss?

Gum disease is a dangerous oral infection. It can lead to dental damage and spread to the structures that support the teeth. Seeking treatment for gum disease is essential for protecting oral health because the condition can lead to tooth loss, among other oral health problems, if left untreated. There are many ways in which gum disease can lead to tooth loss, including:

Prevention and Treatment of Gum Disease and Tooth Loss

Gum disease is most easily prevented with proper dental care, like practicing good oral hygiene habits and seeing your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. Flossing daily is particularly beneficial in reducing the risk of gum disease because flossing removes plaque between the teeth and along the gum line where brushing can't reach. If gum disease is present, or tooth loss has occurred, there are treatments available to restore oral health, including:

Schedule a Consultation

To receive your personalized treatment plan, or for answers to your questions about gum disease and tooth loss, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Drs. Chrisman and Wyse.