There are very good reasons for seeking the advice of a periodontist in regards to your oral health and one those is that there is considerable misinformation out there about the causes of periodontitis or gum disease.
It doesn’t necessarily follow that because you have gum disease that you are practicing bad oral hygiene. There are other factors which can have an affect on your gums. Understanding this is pretty important, given that over half of adult Americans suffer from some form of the condition.
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Genetics can play a role in gum disease, as can medications, smoking, stress and certain medical conditions like Diabetes.
Gum disease can be treated, so there is no reason for you to lose your teeth. If caught in the early stages you can very easily turn the situation around. If it does get to a more advanced stage there is still something that can be done about it.
Ideally, we always want to improve the condition of your gums and save your teeth. The treatment for gum disease, as with many other dental procedures, has become much less invasive. LANAP, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure works on the principal of regenerating the gum and bone Though it is a new idea to some people, it has been in use since 1994 and with great success.
If you want to book an appointment with our periodontist, or you have questions about LANAP, please call us, and we will be happy to help.