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.