Long-Term Periodontal Health Problems Can Have Severe Oral Health Consequences

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Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can lead to a wide range of oral health conditions. If you are remiss to floss between your teeth and gumline each day, you are at increased risk of suffering gum disease from hardened tartar.

The American Dental Association has estimated that almost 47% of Americans over 30 years of age have some form or gum disease. This typically starts out as the gum inflammation condition known as gingivitis.

Dr. Royzman and Dr. Zaygermakher can often treat this level of gum disease by performing a thorough cleaning at their clinic in New York, New York. You can then prevent future issues with consistent improvements in your daily oral hygiene routine.

Left untreated, gingivitis will gradually develop into the more dangerous form of gum disease known as periodontitis. This severe infection of the periodontal tissues can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth.

In time, pockets of infection can form deep within the gum tissues near the roots of your teeth. This could cause a loss of bone structure in your jaw or the loss of multiple teeth.

Severe periodontitis can also lead to systemic inflammation complications that tax your immune system. New research has found that this can be related to other medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk of stroke. While periodontitis cannot cause these conditions, it does seem to have a relationship with them that can limit your treatment options.

If you live in the New York, New York, area and you have periodontal health concerns, you should call (212) 579-0552 to schedule an oral health exam with our dentists at Professional Dental & Implant Center.