Knoxville area patients ask how to treat gum disease

Knoxville area patients ask how to treat gum disease

Gum disease is sometimes referred to as periodontal disease. DELETE Dr. Pablo Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts in Knoxville does everything he can to educate his patients on the importance of maintaining their oral health to avoid this condition as well as the development of tooth decay. Gum disease can have permanent, negative consequences. It can eat away at the bone, soft tissue, and teeth, resulting in the loss of all three. Patients with severe periodontal disease often lose their natural teeth and need to work with a dentist to correct their smile with full mouth rehabilitation, often requiring full dentures to allow them to eat and speak properly. Avoiding this condition at all costs is the best way to keep the natural teeth looking and feeling their best, while maintaining the function of the smile.

Dr. Pablo Foncea and his team encourage patients to come to their practice at least twice a year for consultation appointments, examinations, and x-rays to check on the health of the smile. The earlier gum disease is caught, the easier it is to treat. The earlier stage called gingivitis is addressed with a simple cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the surfaces of the mouth. This can restore health. Patients who have gingivitis are then educated on the ways to maintain the health of their smile in a way that helps them keep future problems from occurring.

When patients leave their gum disease untreated, they may be faced with many problems, which include the loss of natural teeth. This is why it is so important to treat gum disease. Dr. Pablo Foncea works with his patients to help them understand why it is essential that patients brush and floss after every meal while visiting their dentist twice a year for a cleaning and examination. Learning the signs of gum disease and how to treat gum disease is an education that all patients should have when it comes to their oral health and wellness.

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