The number one assumption by patients for tooth loss is
decay. You may be surprised to know this is not the case.
Gum disease is the most common reason. Symptoms may be
unnoticeable until it is too late to save some or all of
your teeth. Bleeding gums during brushing and flossing or
loose or shifting teeth are signs that should not be
ignored. Losing your teeth due to gum disease can be
prevented with the various nonsurgical methods that we
offer. Please do not delay in coming to our office if you
suspect you might have this problem.
Gum Disease Is Linked to
Serious Health Conditions
Studies have proven a link between gum disease and the
life-threatening conditions of heart disease, stroke, and
diabetes. An estimated 8 of 10 Americans have periodontal
disease, which most dentists consider to be at an epidemic
level. The American Academy of Periodontology confirms the
research that shows gum infections increase the risk of
premature or underweight births, and may contribute to heart
disease, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses.
the Good News
If left to reach advanced stages, the treatment for
periodontal disease would be surgical. It is mostly
successful in reversing the condition and is often covered
by most insurance plans. If periodontal disease is treated
in a milder stage, we offer very effective nonsurgical
methods. Together with improved dental hygiene, the spread
of the infection can be stopped. Nonsurgical methods are
often covered by dental insurance plans as well.
Is It Bad to Lose a Tooth?
You may think it is no big deal to have a tooth missing, but
losing even one tooth can affect your entire set of teeth.
Other teeth may start to move, which can impact chewing and
absorbing nutrition from your food. You may start to eat
softer foods with higher calories, which can result in
weight gain. Your face may change shape, making you look
older than you are. Speech may not be as clear with missing
teeth. We can replace all or any missing teeth with dental
implants. They are so natural looking you will not be able
to tell the difference from a real one.
Take the Extra Step for your Wellness
We can take care of your dental problems to keep your teeth
and gums healthy, like any dental office. But we provide
extra care and concern for our patients with our “Wellness
Care.” In our Wellness Care program we teach our patients
how to avoid having dental problems. The first part of this
type of care is a very thorough examination. We observe your
bite and the way your teeth fit together. We examine you for
wear and tear on your teeth, gum disease, and oral cancer,
or any conditions that might turn into a problem later on.
Our Wellness Program does just what the name implies – we do
our best to keep your teeth and gums in good condition for
overall good health, so you will not have major problems
For Your Best Overall
Research shows that gum infections are linked to stroke,
heart disease, and other serious conditions. Healthy gums
give you strong teeth to perform their function of proper
chewing. Maintaining good dental health is important to your
overall vitality and wellness. Dr. Callow recognizes how
good dental health helps to maintain your entire well-being.
He has started a revolutionary new process of tracking each
of your visits on a graph on a computer program. A visual
history can be displayed to let Dr. Callow advise you on
your health goals. Our team will work with you to achieve
those goals, just like a coach or trainer.
We can help arrest
your gum disease and bring your smile back to health. Give
us a call today
at (734) 455-2890.