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Austin, TX 78737
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Periodontal Services

Gum Disease Assessments and Treatment in Austin, TX

Untreated gum disease is dangerous. Not only could it cost you your teeth but you could also suffer in a variety of other ways. A number of health areas are impacted by untreated gum disease. A periodontal assessment from our Austin dental office can help you stop gum disease from destroying your health. It could have a direct impact on your lifespan and risk factors for dangerous diseases.

Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

If you have been advised that you are at risk for heart disease or stroke, for instance, it’s wise to book a gum assessment to ensure that an active bacterial infection does not put you at even further risk.

Diabetes and Gum Disease

If you are a Diabetic, gum disease can make controlling blood sugar levels more difficult. And if you have gum disease and it’s not treated, you could raise your risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

The list of related conditions is surprising to many but the fact of the matter is that periodontitis (advanced gum disease) equals an ongoing active infection, putting stress on your body and your immune system on an ongoing basis.

Signs of Gum Disease

Gingivitis is how gum disease generally starts but it doesn’t have to advance to periodontitis (advanced gum disease). Bleeding gums is something you should mention to your dentist.

In addition to bleeding gums, other signs of gum disease can include gum discoloration, loose teeth, receding gums, and gum sores. Don’t neglect any changes to your teeth or gums. Mention them to your dentist at your next check-up.

In addition to gum disease being linked to worsening risk of other conditions, in some cases it could actually be the cause. Also, some health conditions can increase the chances of oral bacteria, meaning that those conditions could put your gums at increased risk.

Gum Disease and Systemic Links

Gum Disease and Systemic Links:

Book a Gum Assessment with Broberg and Tieken Dental in Austin

Dr. J. Derek Tieken and Dr. Eric S. Broberg can help prevent gum disease and if you have gum disease, treatment is available to stop it in its tracks. PerioProtect, scaling and root planing, and other treatments could help you stop this disease from destroying your teeth and your health.

We serve Austin, Dripping Springs, Driftwood, Oak Hill, Bee Caves, and Lakeway and would be happy to offer you a consultation to assess the health of your gums. If you have gum disease, a tailored treatment plan and periodontal maintenance can help you take control of your oral health. Call our Austin dental office at (512) 861-6045 to book your no-obligation consultation. In addition to gum disease assessments and treatments we offer general and preventative dentistry, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and we strive to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful via a modern dental office and team of gentle and caring oral health professionals who strive to make every appointment a pleasant one.

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Cancer and Gum Disease Austin

Neglecting Signs of Gum Disease: Connections to Cancer

Cancer is something most people worry, at least to some degree, about. As we get older many of us make efforts to lower our risk of getting Cancer. If you aren’t counting your gum health as part of that equation, you could be at unnecessary risk for several types of cancer, such as blood cancers, kidney, and pancreatic cancer. Gum disease is connected to a number of diseases, including several cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke, chronic respiratory infections, ulcers, and more. Austin dentists at Broberg and Tieken Dental urge you to consider your gum health in your efforts to stay healthy.

Gum Health and Systemic Diseases

Several diseases are being increasingly linked to oral bacteria. That’s what gum disease is. It’s an ongoing infection in the mouth that just gets worse over time. What might start out as some tenderness and blood in the sink when you brush your teeth could escalate to receding gums and an ongoing mouth infection that releases bacteria into your bloodstream, your digestive system, and your respiratory system as well.

Good gum health means you’ll have less of a chance of tooth loss as you age. Good gum health also means you won’t have elevated risks of a variety of systemic diseases that are increasingly linked to periodontitis.

Get Help with Periodontal Disease in Austin, TX

Have you had a gum assessment recently? Dr. Broberg and Dr. Tieken at Broberg and Tieken Dental in Austin, TX are taking on new patients and would be happy to assess your gums. If you have signs of gum disease, a tailored approach will be discussed with you to help you stop this disease from progressing and putting your teeth and your health at risk. Gum disease can be stopped if it’s caught early. It could be brewing in your mouth even before symptoms appear.

We offer a number of solutions to gum disease as well as referrals to Austin periodontists for those who have advanced periodontitis.

Call Broberg and Tieken Dental at (512) 861-6045 to discuss your oral health. In addition to periodontal assessments and gum disease treatment we can help you with a variety of oral health issues ranging from general dentistry to teeth whitening, adult orthodontic options, smile makeovers, and more.