What is Periodontal Disease?
You don’t want periodontal disease. It can destroy your gums, rot your teeth, and affect your overall body health.
What is periodontal disease? It is a worsening case of gum disease. It starts out as soreness of the gums and turns into Gingivitis. Left untreated, Gingivitis progresses into periodontal disease.
Is Periodontal Disease Treatable?
It is possible to stop periodontal disease once it has started. However, the medical and dental effects of the disease cannot be reversed. The best solution is to stop Gingivitis before it gets to the stage of periodontal disease.
What are the Steps in the Buildup to Periodontal Disease?
If Gingivitis continues, bacteria and toxins continually multiply down deep in the dark recesses of the gum. Your dentist cannot clean that deeply.
Periodontal disease has started when you brush and find sore spots on your gums that bleed just a little. You think, “Oh, that’s no problem.” The dentist is the furthest thing from your mind. You just have too much to do.
Pretty soon plaque builds up, and there is hard tartar building up around your teeth. You’ve had that before. A cleaning by your oral hygienist will take care of that.
All of a sudden your gums become swollen, bleeding, red, and sore. They bleed like “Old Faithful” going off. Periodontal disease has begun to destroy your gums and jawbone. You may start losing your teeth. In many cases, infection from the bacteria will travel to other parts of your body. This can cause problems like heart disease, diabetes, swollen joints, and arthritis.
What Causes Periodontal Disease?
There are a number of issues that can lead to periodontal disease. We’ve given you a taste of one; poor dental hygiene. Dental hygiene is not just brushing a couple of times per day. It includes regular checkups with your periodontist.
Interesting. A periodontist, such as Dr. William S. Neale, can do what a dentist can do, but a dentist cannot do what a periodontist can do. So as part of your dental hygiene, don’t let periodontal disease get a start in your mouth. Make regular appointments to visit Dr. William S. Neale in Wichita Falls to keep your teeth and gums in perfect shape.
Another cause of periodontal disease can be smoking. This is actually one of the most significant factors contributing to gum disease that leads to periodontal disease. Your best defense, whether you stop smoking or not, is to visit Dr. William S. Neale for a regular checkup.
One cause of periodontal disease is genetic factors. None of us can do anything about our genetics. No matter what we do, about 30% of the population are nearly six times more likely to develop gum disease leading to periodontal disease.
The only defense in these 30% of cases is to visit your local periodontal specialist, Dr. William S. Neale, on a regular basis.
In addition, pregnancy, menopause, stress, and poor diet may lead to physical damage of the teeth. Some medications may wreak havoc on your gums causing gum disease in your mouth.
Where to Turn for Help?
Don’t let periodontal disease get hold of you. Schedule an appointment to see your local periodontal disease specialist in Wichita Falls, Texas, Dr. William S. Neale.
Dr. William S. Neale is a specially trained dentist. He has taken three years of additional training to qualify him for cleaning up or preventing disease. Gingivitis, periodontal disease, bone restorations, and teeth implants are just a few of the special dental treatments he can perform. Your dentist isn’t trained in these areas.
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Preventing periodontal disease is worth a pound of cure. To keep your teeth in tip-top condition or to get treatment if you think you already have full-blown periodontal disease, schedule a visit with your periodontal specialist in Wichita Falls, Texas. Dr. William S. Neale would love to help you achieve a healthy mouth and a sparkling smile.
Contact Dr. Neale today for an appointment and take advantage of his introductory offer. Dr. Neale is waiting for you. Book an appointment by filling out the Contact Form on this website or by calling his office at (940) 322-0758.
Do not delay. Contact Dr. Neale today. Wouldn’t a healthy mouth and a sparkling smile be well worth it?