At McMillan & Associates, we are well aware that our busy
patients have a lot on their to-do lists! Therefore, we are not
surprised to learn that periodontics may not be a priority! So in
today’s blog post, we would like to remind you that making your oral
health a priority, including seeking periodontal therapies if necessary,
is key to sustaining optimal overall health and fully enjoying the
quality of your life!
So what do you need to know about Periodontics? Burke and Alexandria, VA patients may find the following facts interesting:
- It has been estimated that 80 percent of Americans will have suffered the effects of periodontal disease by age 45.
- Studies suggest that progressive periodontal disease can put
you in a higher risk category for some serious medical conditions,
including cardiovascular disease and stroke.
- Many that have gum disease actually experience no noticeable symptoms.
- Periodontal disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.
The highly trained team at McMillan & Associates
recommends periodontal screenings for all of our adult patients.
Periodontics for our Burke and Alexandria, VA clients means screening,
prevention and treatment! Often, regular maintenance, both in our
office and at home, can halt the progression of this disease! At times,
we may suggest further treatments either in our office or by a local
specialist in the field of Periodontics. Burke and Alexandria, VA
dental experts McMillan & Associates welcome you to contact us with
any of your oral health concerns!