Advanced periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. Gum disease can sneak up on you and play havoc with your oral health over time. Furthermore, it makes a negative impact on your overall health, too. If tooth loss has occurred, replacing missing teeth is important — and as soon as possible. Our Uptown Houston dental office is equipped to help. Drs. Hedge and Frazar are Uptown Houston dentists who are well-versed in replacing missing teeth due to tooth loss from gum disease, due to accidents, and due to tooth decay.
Ways You Can Lose Your Teeth
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth is important for a number of reasons. Not only is it easier to chew food and attain adequate nutritional levels but missing teeth can quickly affect alignment of your remaining teeth. Missing teeth also result in bone loss, which changes the structure of your face. Many people look far older than their age when they have one or more teeth missing as their face can begin to take on a sunken look in the cheeks as well as drooping of the jawline. Missing teeth can also affect your speech, too. It can take a bigger toll than you expect and bone loss can occur within the first year so it’s important to deal tooth loss with it as soon as possible.
Treating Your Gum Disease
Gum disease does more than cause tooth loss. Periodontal health is also closely related to a number of diseases, like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and more. It can cause problems during pregnancy, complicate diabetes, increase your risk of certain cancers, such as pancreas cancer, and puts your immune system under a significant amount of stress. Whether you’ve lost one tooth due to gum disease or more, periodontal services are essential for saving other teeth as well as minimizing your risk of problems associated with periodontitis.
The Houston Dentists – Help for Periodontal Disease and Tooth Loss
If you are ready to replace missing teeth and /or need help with periodontal disease, feel free to contact our office for a consultation. We can explore options for tooth replacement including dentures and dental implants and can help you ensure that periodontal disease does not further harm your oral or overall health. Phone us at (713) 668-7137 for an appointment in our Uptown Houston, Texas dental office today. We have an excellent track record of success with happy patients who have healthy and beautiful smiles.