According to recent studies, approximately 8 in 10 adults in the U.S. have some form of periodontal disease, which can range from mild inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) to serious infection of the bone and tissue. To help combat mild to moderate periodontal disease, Dr. Terry Box is encouraging patients with this condition to opt for non-surgical treatment at his Fayetteville, AR office before it becomes more serious.
“Periodontal disease is a really serious condition, and most patients don’t realize that it is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in U.S. adults,” said Dr. Box. “If patients come to see us and we catch their periodontal condition in its earlier stages, they can avoid invasive surgery and having to see a periodontist with some of the non-surgical treatments we offer at our dental office.”
Gingivitis is a common condition that affects a large majority of dental patients, and is caused by the lack of flossing and brushing that leads to the inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease, which also affects the ligaments, tissues, and bone around the inflamed gums.
Advanced periodontal disease is a serious condition because it inhibits the strength and structure of the permanent tooth. If patients with periodontal disease don’t receive treatment for the infection, they face the potential loss of that single tooth or even multiple teeth. Recent studies also show that those who have periodontal disease are also almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease, likely due to the spreading of bacteria present in the mouth through the bloodstream.
The periodontal treatments that Dr. Box offers are fairly painless and can be completed in just one or two office visits. The non-surgical options include root planing and root scaling, where Dr. Box and his staff use ultrasonic tools to clean between the tooth and gums. More serious conditions of periodontal treatments are referred by Dr. Box to an experienced periodontal specialist.
In addition to providing periodontal treatments for his patients, Dr. Box is also a trained dental implants dentist in Fayetteville, AR. He offers cosmetic services like teeth whitening, veneers, and crowns, and is also an experienced TMJ dentist in Fayetteville, AR for patients struggling with chronic jaw or facial pain.
Dr. Terry Box has been caring for the dental needs of Fayetteville, AR patients for more than 40 years. He graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry and has remained very active in the dental community ever since through participation in professional associations, volunteer groups, and continuing education.
To learn more about the periodontal treatments that Dr. Box and his staff offer for patients, please visit http://www.boxbite.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeyvbdBnIhk&list=UU_APbnlmjW70tGtvg6ofmjA.
Name: Dr. Terry Box
Phone: (479) 439-5180
Organization: Terry G. Box, DDS
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