There are some people out there who do not take the time to get proper dental care. This may be due to a fear of seeing any dentist, too little money to come in and see us, or they simply do not have a very high priority level on their oral health.
No matter the cause, coming in to see us regularly is incredibly important. If you go without proper dental care for too long, more than just your oral health is at risk.
What Can Happen if You Do Not Get Proper Dental Care?
The first thing that can, and will happen, is that you will develop gum disease. This is when there is inflammation of your gums, which can extend down to the root of your teeth. The effect of this is damaged gums, bleeding gums, and eventually, tooth loss.
Another thing that will happen is you will begin to lose your teeth. This may not happen right away, but it will happen if you go without regular dental care long enough. The teeth need healthy gums to hold them in tight. The longer your gums go without the proper care, the closer you get to losing your teeth.
When you go without proper dental care even longer, the effects spread beyond your mouth. Untreated gum disease can cause the plaque in your mouth to get deposited in other parts of your body, such as in your brain or in your heart. If you do not want this to happen, you need to call our office.
By calling us right now, you are taking a proactive step in making sure your mouth is healthy. Even if it has been a long time since you saw a dentist, we can still help. Call us today and let us help give you back your health.
Christopher D. Kooning DMD, PC (503) 673-9097
15962 Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 105 Lake Oswego, OR97035