People of any age who nevertheless find themselves with gum disease or compromised teeth should know that these conditions are highly treatable and that the cost of neglecting them can be very high.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (PRWEB) December 03, 2019
A November 10 article on News Medical explains that, as people age, they become more susceptible to a variety of conditions based in the teeth and gums. The article explains that gum diseases, as well as cavities, are more prevalent in the older population. The article also explains that, as is commonly known, the risk of oral health problems can be reduced considerably with good oral habits and care. Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center says that general preventive care is essential but people of any age who nevertheless find themselves with gum disease or compromised teeth should know that these conditions are highly treatable and that the cost of neglecting them can be very high.
The West Los Angeles area dental center says that there are many effective treatments for moderate to severe periodontal disease that can forestall far more serious problems in the future. In most cases, a periodontist will start with nonsurgical options like scaling and root planing. The center adds that this practice is essentially a thorough cleaning – commonly referred to as a deep cleaning – of the patient’s mouth and generally requires only local anesthesia. The roots of the patient’s teeth are also made smooth to make it harder for plaque to attach to teeth in this therapy. After a waiting period of a little less than a month, the clinic adds, patients typically return for a reevaluation to determine if any further treatments are necessary.
Patients who have already suffered tooth loss or who may be preparing to have a tooth extracted, whether due to periodontitis, trauma, or other causes, should know that effective treatments exist, adds Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center. The office notes that tooth loss can be an embarrassing and frustrating ordeal – but that’s not necessarily the worst of it. Tooth loss can also be dangerous, as a lack of stimulation on the underlying bone structure can lead to bone loss and jaw malformation over the long term. Over time, this can lead to the loss of more teeth and also may make the patient more susceptible to systemic health issues. The clinic says dental implants are the gold standard solution for missing teeth and are suitable for most patients. The implant center also notes that the bone structure in some patients may require some degree of augmentation prior to the installation of an implant. However, the benefits of implants in terms of convenience, appearance, as well as oral health typically delight patients once their treatments are completed.
Interested readers can learn more about Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center by visiting their website at https://www.bhperiodontist.com/ or by calling (310) 275-4606.