Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions. Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases, (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day. Are you not having any problems and just want your teeth cleaned and checked? If it has been over a year since your last exam we would prefer to see you for your initial exam with Dr. Evans. However, we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
Transitioning to a denture, many times can represent great loss.You may feel regret or shame for having lost your original teeth. Difficulty eating favorite foods, sometimes gagging or a psychological rejection of the denture is common. Often times, there is a loss of social confidence due to the difficulty that is encountered with eating and speaking. It is not uncommon for dentures to shift at a key moment, making it something you can't always count on.
Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can't reach. Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed. Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.
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