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    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Park

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Doctors

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Office

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Large Family

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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What Problems Can Gum Disease Cause?

August 21, 2021
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Posted By: Oak Family Dental
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Gum disease is a severe oral health condition that, left untreated, can lead to severe health complications, including tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to low birth weight in babies, certain types of dementia, heart complications, and more.

Our dentists in Metairie, LA offer preventive dentistry to lower your risks for gum disease. We also offer comprehensive treatments if you have already been diagnosed.

Let’s look at gum disease risk factors and complications.

Gum Disease Risk Factors

You can lower your risks for gum disease and other oral health conditions by correcting a few bad habits.

Poor Oral Hygiene

If you’re skipping brushing and flossing sessions, we strongly encourage you to step up the at-home oral care routine. You should be brushing and flossing at least two times every day or after every meal.

Lack of Quality Dental Care

Another important risk factor for gum disease is skipping dental visits. Your twice-yearly dental exam and teeth cleaning can significantly lower your risks for gum disease, cavities, and oral infections.

Indulging in Bad Habits

Tobacco use puts you at an increased risk for oral cancer, gum disease, and so much more. So if you’re considering quitting, we encourage you to do so sooner rather than later.

Severe Complications of Gum Disease

Besides tooth loss, low birth weight in babies, dementia, and heart health complications, gum disease has also been associated with lung problems and rheumatoid arthritis.

Because gum disease is a series of infections and inflammation in the periodontal ligaments, it’s crucial to seek treatment before infection and inflammation spread and cause significant complications.

For Gum Disease Treatment in Metairie, LA, Contact Us Today

If you notice oral health changes, including bad breath, red or swollen gums, and bleeding gums while brushing and flossing, we encourage you to reach out to our compassionate team to schedule a consultation.

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