Gum Disease Treatment

What causes tooth loss? How can I prevent it?

The number one cause of tooth loss is periodontal disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that eats away at the tissues and bone that support teeth. When the disease is allowed to advance, the damage can be so great that teeth become loose and require extraction.

How does pregnancy affect my teeth and dental care?

If you are pregnant, be sure to tell Dr. Ramsey and let him know about any prenatal vitamins or medications that you’re taking.

It is typically safe to perform routine dental procedures during the second trimester of pregnancy; however, it is advised that during the first and second trimesters any procedures that could affect a baby’s development are avoided.

Taking care of your teeth and gums is very important during pregnancy to ensure the health of your baby. Gum disease is a chronic infection that has been linked with an increased risk of giving birth to a low birth weight baby.

Be sure to ask Dr. Ramsey about treating periodontal disease and other advice about good oral health during pregnancy.

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