With poor gum health comes discomfort, including soreness or bleeding. But could issues like gum disease lead to the loss of one or more natural teeth? In today’s blog, your Los Angeles, CA, dentist will explain how poor periodontal health means complications of your smile, and how we treat common gum health issues.
Category: Tooth Loss
Adult tooth loss is often not something that individuals actively worry about, as there is always a slew of other items occupying one’s thoughts. The fact of the matter is, however, that it does occur in adults and can be the product of gum disease, decay, or other infection. In the case of any of… Read more »
Healthy, natural adult teeth can typically last for life with the right level of care and maintenance. Unfortunately, tooth loss remains a problem for a large number of adults, and it can become a significant concern for many different reasons. Today, we examine why tooth loss matters to your smile and oral health in… Read more »
If you lose even a single tooth, the potential impact to your smile’s appearance can be significant. In fact, this impact is what prompts many people to address the condition by replacing the lost tooth. However, some of the impacts of tooth loss aren’t visible at all at first, and many of them can have… Read more »
The thing about most oral health concerns is that they’re largely predictable. Conditions like tooth decay and periodontal disease have specific, direct causes (namely, the oral bacteria that accumulate on your teeth every day). They also progress in specific ways, though how far they progress differs from patient to patient. However, when it comes to… Read more »