Here at Thomas Braun D.D.S., we understand that periodontal disease is common, but it is important to treat it quickly so that no further consequences happen. We serve patients in Crest Hill, Illinois and the surrounding communities.

Seventy-five percent of adult tooth loss is due to periodontal disease. This means that the gums as well as your teeth can be damaged during this time. The disease can damage these areas and then your teeth can become loose and then finally actually fall out. When your dentist first speaks to you about periodontal disease and treating it, it is important to start treatment right away.

If you do start treatment right away, you can continue with perfectly healthy gums and teeth. If it is not treated right away, dental consequences can occur. First, you can lose your teeth, one at a time. These lost teeth will then have to be replaced with treatment options such as bridges, dental implants, partial dentures, and full dentures.

The primary methods to prevent periodontal disease is to brush your teeth two times per day, floss daily, and visit your dentist every six months. There may be places in your mouth that are hard to reach and you are not realizing the toothbrush is not getting to, your dentist will be able to ensure that these places are still getting cleaned regularly. In most cases the progress in periodontal disease is able to be stopped with prompt treatment.

Our entire staff wants only the best for your oral health. We will work hard to prevent periodontal disease. If we suspect that you do have it, we will also begin treatment right away so that it goes away quickly. We want you to have a smile that you are truly proud of. We are also always available to answer any of your questions.

If you have any questions regarding dental consequences of periodontal disease or would like to book an appointment, contact us today at 815-744-7175.