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Gum Health

The Primary Cause of Lost Teeth

Many people assume that decay is the cause of most tooth loss. But gum disease is the main culprit, and it can go completely unrecognized right up until you lose your teeth. Symptoms include loose or shifting teeth or bleeding gums when you brush or floss. If you've been told you need gum surgery, you will be glad to know it's possible to control gum disease with a variety of non-surgical methods.

Gum Disease Can Contribute to Serious Health ConditionsGum Disease Treatment Houston TX

Recent medical research has found a startling connection between periodontal (gum) disease, stroke, and heart disease. Since heart disease can be fatal, that makes gum disease a more serious matter than previously understood. The American Dental Association estimates that as many as 8 out of 10 Americans have periodontal disease. If this were any other affliction, such as AIDS or tuberculosis, it would be considered an epidemic! Many dentists treat it as just that. They used to believe that gum disease would never be considered that way because "no one ever dies from it." The worst is that you lose your teeth. Not pleasant - but certainly not life threatening. But that's all changed.

The American Academy of Periodontology reports that "Studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases." Periodontal disease is characterized by bacterial infection of the gums. These bacteria can travel into the bloodstream - straight to the heart.

There Is Good NewsTooth Loss Prevention Houston TX

Surgical treatment may be necessary for advanced gum disease. Gum surgery is never fun, but it is almost always successful in controlling the condition, and common insurance plans usually cover a portion of it. With mild periodontal disease, there are very effective NON-surgical procedures that, coupled with improved dental hygiene, can virtually halt the spread of the disease. This, too, is usually partially covered under most dental insurance plans.

Have You Been Told You Need Gum Surgery?

Does the painless treatment of gum disease seem improbable? It's not. You no longer need to dread gum surgery. Dr. Dernick uses an advanced FDA-approved laser for the effective, non-surgical treatment of gum disease. The procedure is both minimally invasive and patient friendly.

Defeat Gum Disease PainlesslyNon-Surgical Gum Disease Treatment Houston TX

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, generates more tooth loss than decay. Dr. Dernick is pleased to offer his patients a powerful weapon in the fight against gum disease. Available in powder form, ARESTIN™ contains tiny microspheres, which deliver a time-released antibiotic directly to the site of the infection, those tiny spaces between gums and teeth. If you have gum disease, it can now be treated painlessly - and that's truly good news.


We can help arrest your gum disease and bring your smile back to health. Give us a call today at (281) 493-0061.