Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2015
Dr. Darryl A. Field educates Jacksonville, FL residents about the seriousness of periodontal disease during Gum Disease Awareness Month. Eight out of 10 adults in North America suffer from some level of gum disease. It is more prevalent than any other disease in the country, affecting more individuals than arthritis. Researchers have linked disease-causing oral bacteria to other serious health problems, such as stroke, diabetes and heart disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, a person who has gum disease is almost twice as likely to develop heart disease.
The best way to prevent the build-up of bacteria that lead to gum disease is brushing and flossing twice a day and scheduling professional dental cleanings twice a year. In its early stages, gum disease is typically known as gingivitis and is easily treated by a dental professional. As bacteria and plaque extends below the gum line and harden into calculus, treatment options become more complex. When an individual in Jacksonville, FL delays seeking treatment for periodontal disease, the inflammation and infection leads to oral health issues such as severe recession, cavities and tooth loss.
Risks for gum disease include tobacco use, hormone changes and recession. These and other factors may make it difficult to prevent bacteria from attacking sensitive tissues below the gum line, even when an individual has good oral hygiene habits. When a Jacksonville, FL resident has one or more of these elements, it significantly raises the likelihood of developing periodontal disease. To protect the supporting structures around the roots of teeth, Dr. Field may suggest checkups that are more frequent.
Dr. Field works to adopt the latest in dental technology so that his patients have access to the least invasive procedures. To treat gum disease, he uses the LANAP® protocol, which is an FDA-cleared laser gum surgery that does not require cutting or stitches. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser targets only bacteria so that healthy tissue is not damaged. The pain and trauma typically associated with oral surgery are significantly reduced, and patients recover much more quickly. Individuals who want to celebrate Gum Disease Awareness Month by achieving a good oral health can find more information on Dr. Field’s website.
About the Doctor
Darryl A. Field, DDS, PA, is a periodontist offering personalized dental care to patients in Jacksonville, FL since 1997 Dr. Field received his Doctor of Dental Degree and his certificate in Periodontics from LSU School of Dentistry. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the first FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Field and his dental services visit his website at http://www.jaxdentalhealth.com and call 904-201-8293.