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Gum Disease

In Pflugerville, TX
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Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment

Oral health is about more than teeth. In fact, gum disease is one of the most common preventable diseases. The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) reports that periodontal disease affects about half of adults aged 30 and over, and more than 70 percent of those over the age of 65. While you might not even notice the early symptoms, gum disease poses a serious risk to your oral and overall health. That is why we prioritize prevention and treatment here at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville.

What is Gum Disease?

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Dr. Lakshay Sharma

Gum Disease Is Associated with Many Serious Medical Problems

Prevention and Treatment

Gum disease prevention is one of the many reasons preventive care is so very important. It begins with a minor gum infection, which your dentist or hygienist can easily recognize. For the mildest form of gum disease (gingivitis), treatment is minimal. Deep cleaning and diligent oral hygiene may be enough. Severe gum disease (periodontitis) can be more challenging, as the gums detach from teeth creating deep pockets that need to be disinfected. Without treatment, gum disease can cause irreversible damage to teeth, gums, bone, and the periodontal ligament, potentially resulting in tooth loss.

Get started today. The best time to start taking care of your gums is now. If you don’t have gum disease, regular dental visits may help you avoid it. If it has already set in, we can begin treatment before any further damage occurs. Call us for an appointment.

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