The structures that support your teeth play a critical part in maintaining your oral health. While they’re designed to stand up to the rigors of chewing your food, they’re also vulnerable to several diseases that can lead to inflammation, tooth loss, and bone damage if left untreated. Learning about common risk factors can guide you in making wiser care decisions. As a periodontal expert in Oviedo, Dr. Gregory Jann helps patients maintain functional teeth by treating these conditions and prescribing preventative measures to keep them healthy.

Common Gum Disease Risk Factors

Your gums are delicate living tissues, and several health or lifestyle factors can threaten their integrity:

  • Smoking and smokeless tobacco reduce your body’s ability to fight bacteria, a key cause of gum disease.
  • With diabetes, uncontrolled blood sugar levels provide the perfect conditions for bacteria to multiply out of control and cause bacteria and tooth decay.
  • Poor nutritional choices, excessive stress, and certain medications can encourage the overproduction of plaque.
  • Pregnancy can disrupt the body’s delicate hormonal balance that keeps bacteria in check, leading to an unexpected occurrence of gingivitis.

Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

Dr. Jann uses several basic and advanced methods in his approach to preventing and treating gum disease. Many treatment plans begin with regular teeth cleaning in Oviedo, usually scheduled at six-month intervals. Scaling and root planing are deeper cleaning techniques designed to remove hardened plaque and tartar below the gum line and allow your gums to reconnect with your root’s newly cleaned surfaces safely. Surgical methods also include pocket reduction, soft tissue grafts, and bone regeneration. Meanwhile, dental implants may be recommended for missing teeth.

Schedule an Appointment Today

As a dedicated professional with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Gregory Jann is proud to be your dentist in Oviedo. Scheduling an office visit is easy: complete our online form or call our practice at (407) 365-3513.

The Office of Dr. Gregory Jann

Dr. Gregory J. Jann

  • The Office of Dr. Gregory Jann - 258 Plaza Dr., Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: 407-365-3513 Fax: 407-365-7747

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