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Is a tooth extraction the result of gum disease?

Unfortunately, many tooth extractions in Winter Springs, FL, are indeed the result of gum disease. Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults? Sadly, it's true, but conversely, the good news is that gum disease is preventable. Here's what you should know.

What Is Gum Disease?

Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is an infection of the gums and bone that support your teeth. It's typically a result of poor oral hygiene, allowing plaque and bacteria to build up and irritate your gums to the point where it causes an infection.

The infection gradually moves below your gumline, attacking the bone that supports your teeth. Eventually, if it's not effectively managed, gum disease destroys your teeth's support system and results in tooth loss.

How You Can Prevent Gum Disease

Visiting your team at Advanced Dental Care every six months for routine teeth cleanings and checkups is the best way to protect your dental health and combat gum disease. For many patients, early detection of gum disease means that they can treat it with less invasive treatment procedures and even reverse it in some cases.

Don't wait to contact your Winter Springs dentist at (407) 696-6700 if it's time to schedule your next preventive teeth cleaning. 

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