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Do Extractions Eliminate Gum Disease?


Posted on 1/9/2023 by Ronald Watkins
Do Extractions Eliminate Gum Disease?When you have gum disease that has advanced, you might think the only solution is to have your teeth removed to effectively alleviate the discomfort, bleeding, and inflammation. Since plaque and bacteria cannot attack tooth structures that aren't there, then you are safe, right? Not exactly.

Stopping Gum Disease Progression


Will tooth extraction stop the progression of gum disease? The short answer is no because gum disease wreaks havoc on the soft gingival tissue and bone structures that support your teeth. The loss of teeth does not exclude the risk of infection. It can spread and cause other teeth to become loose and fall out or need to be removed as well as jawbone deterioration if left untreated. It can also access the bloodstream and cause damage to your brain, heart, kidneys, gastrointestinal health, lungs, and other organs.

Why Would Extractions Be Required?


Periodontal disease in its severe stages may need a tooth extraction. When plaque, tartar, and bacteria become trapped in gum pockets, they destroy the bones and tissue, causing teeth to loosen. If a periodontist determines that these teeth are not viable anymore, they will need to be removed. Without a replacement of the teeth, the bone will deteriorate. If you want your new teeth to help you achieve your goals, you must first address your periodontal disease.

Available Types of Treatment


Having your teeth extracted isn't your only option. However, you may avoid this by taking the necessary precautions to maintain good dental health. Brushing, flossing, rinsing, and six-month dental examinations and cleanings are all part of maintaining your teeth. You may also require bone or gum grafting. Many people have to deal with gum disease, however, tooth extraction is not always the outcome. If you notice anything abnormal with the tissues in your mouth, you should get treatment as soon as you can. You can avoid serious treatments by opting for non-surgical options. Call us now to learn more about your gum disease treatment options!
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