(903) 793-6976 204 McCartney Blvd, Texarkana, TX 75503

Gum Disease in Texarkana

Maybe It is Your Problem

It hides in your mouth, destroying gum tissue and teeth, and it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and pregnancy complications. Don’t think it’s your problem? Conservative estimates report that up to 80% of the population unknowingly has gum disease in some form.

70% of adult tooth loss is attributed to gum disease. Recent research shows a link between patients who have gum disease and those who suffer from strokes, heart attacks, or complications with diabetes or pregnancy. Gum disease is silent in that early symptoms may be painless and mild, like swollen gums or bleeding while brushing. Regular dental checkups are vital because Dr. Lippian can detect, treat, and reverse gum disease in its early stages before major problems arise.

Cause and Effect

Several factors contribute to periodontal disease: plaque buildup, heredity, and lifestyle choices. By far, the most common and controllable factor is bacterial plaque, the sticky, colorless film produced by normal oral bacteria. Bacteria release toxins that break down the natural fibers that bond gums to teeth. When this occurs, pockets between the gums and teeth form, and more bacteria and toxins hide, flourish, and destroy your gums and teeth. Over time, this process can affect not only gums, teeth, and bone within the mouth, but also your overall health. Bacteria in your mouth will be inadvertently ingested, and this can compromise the health of your entire body.

Maintaining Good Periodontal Health

Regular dental visits at least every six months allow us to keep a watchful eye on the health of your gums. You should also brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use good mouth rinses at home. We will recommend the products that’ll optimize your oral homecare, and we can also show you the best methods for brushing and flossing. If you have overcome periodontal disease, we will recommend frequent checkups to ensure your mouth stays healthy for a lifetime.

204 McCartney Blvd., Texarkana, TX 75503 USA
Dr. Adriane Lippian Dr. Jim Lippian Texarkana TX dentists (903) 793-6976