Periodontal disease affects about 50% of the population of the United States, from those having the disease in its beginning stages, to those having the full-blown periodontal disease, where the gums recede, the jawbone degenerates, and the teeth fall out.
There are a number of causal factors to periodontal disease. The bottom line is no one has to suffer from it. Its impact is not reversible without medical interventions. However, with proper diagnosis and treatment, damage can be repaired. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
In Wichita Falls, Texas, Dr. William S. Neale is a prominent specialist in periodontal disease. Dr. Neale has taken an additional three years of dental specialty training to be able to correctly diagnose and treat periodontal disease. Do not delay. Make an appointment today with Dr. Neale for an examination if you have periodontal disease.
Periodontal Disease Diagnosis
Only your periodontal specialist can accurately diagnose and treat periodontal disease. In the Wichita Falls area, that specialist is Dr. William S. Neale. In diagnosing periodontal disease, Dr. Neale uses a small dental probe to delicately check the pockets of space between your gums and teeth.
Pockets beyond a healthy depth can trap food particles and toxins from plaque and tartar. This creates conditions that may allow periodontal disease to develop.
Healthy pockets in your gums don’t usually bleed. As periodontal disease becomes worse the pockets become larger and deeper. Infection becomes advanced and degeneration of the gums, jawbone, and teeth become apparent.
Don’t let this happen to you. Don’t be part of the 50% of the United States population who suffer from periodontal disease. It doesn’t have to be so. In Wichita Falls, Texas, all that is required for a diagnosis is a simple examination by the distinguished specialist, Dr. William S. Neale. Dr. Neale can diagnose periodontal disease and effectively treat your condition.
Treatment may include one of the following:
Most of us know about Gingivitis, which is the primary stage of periodontal disease. Plaque builds up creating toxins that irritate the gums. Gums eventually become tender and noticeable bleeding can occur even with simple brushing.
As periodontal disease progresses from Gingivitis, plaque becomes white, hard tartar. Toxins increase, creating larger and deeper infected pockets in the gums. This permits more and more debris and infected material to build up in the dark recesses of the gums. Periodontal disease then begins causing increased problems.
Advanced Periodontal Disease
If you haven’t visited Dr. William S. Neale of Wichita Falls for a periodontal examination and treatment, your periodontal disease will continue to worsen and move to an advanced stage. Your gums will recede, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate, your teeth will become loose and may fall out. The resulting infection spreads Spirochetes bacterium throughout your body. You are now sadly into a full-blown periodontal disease condition in advanced stages. The spread of bacteria throughout your body is a causal factor in additional serious medical conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and chronic joint swelling, to name a few.
All the problems caused by periodontal disease can be stopped by having regular checkups and treatments appropriate to the level of the periodontal disease you may have. The hope would be you adhere to the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Sadly, about 50% of the population of the United States just ignore that simple truth.
Don’t let that happen to you. Contact Dr. William S. Neale, your local Wichita Falls, Texas periodontal specialist. He’ll examine your mouth for periodontal disease and schedule appropriate treatments, if required.
Fill out the contact form or call Dr. Neale’s office today at (940) 322-0758 to schedule an appointment. You not only receive great service, you also obtain a special service price. You’ll be on your way to a healthy, sparkling smile without having to live with the effects of periodontal disease.