Are you suffering from gum disease? Are you wondering whether it’s best to go through gum disease treatment, or if you should just let your teeth go and have them replaced with dental implants or bridges?
This is certainly a great bargain, offering you the chance to save 28-32 teeth for the cost of replacing two or three.
Will Gum Disease Treatment Save Your Teeth?
But many people worry that they might not actually save their teeth even if the get recommended gum disease treatment. The truth of the matter is that gum disease treatment is very good at saving your teeth. According to other research, people undergoing treatment for advanced gum disease usually don’t lose a single tooth. And usually dentists can tell you which teeth are at the worst risk before you even start treatment. But even among these high risk teeth, most will survive–60% of teeth rated as “hopeless” are in place 15 years later.
Of course, it’s best if you never get to the point where you need this level of care to preserve your teeth. It’s much, much cheaper to just make your regular cleanings and checkups and never have to worry about gum disease or tooth loss.
If you are overdue for your dental appointment, please call 610-272-0828 today for an appointment with Philadelphia dentist Dr. Ken Siegel at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.