Tooth Loss Revealed

Every day, millions of people deal with the pain and frustration of tooth loss. There are many factors that contribute to tooth loss including decay, periodontal disease, congenital absence and trauma. The professionals at Dentistry at Rea Village, will not only educate you about tooth loss and its causes, but will provide treatment in order to restore smiles affected by tooth loss.

Did you know that in addition to dental decay, that periodontal disease (also known as gum disease), left untreated causes the loss of a tooth? As periodontal disease progresses, bone loss occurs causing the supporting structures of a strong tooth to weaken. As a result, the tooth experiences increased mobility and will eventually fall out.

Preserving teeth and early intervention to prevent tooth loss is the goal of all dentists. Preventable tooth loss is usually associated with decay and periodontal disease. Dental decay is contagious within your mouth and spreads quickly. Leaving a small cavity untreated often leads to a larger cavity and in some cases cannot be saved. A tooth with large decay can also become so severely infected it does not respond to a root canal and antibiotic treatment. If you notice a small cavity, early intervention with the experts at Dentistry at Rea Village is crucial.

Dentistry at Rea Village believes strongly in the intervention early on of dental issues to help ensure the longevity of great dental health. We also believe in informing our patients. When you understand the progression of periodontal disease and the steps to restoring dental issues early on the success for optimal dental health is increased.

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