Tooth and Bone Loss

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Tooth Loss Affects Your Whole Life

Patients suffering from severe periodontal disease are at a very high risk of tooth loss in Sterling, Leesburg, & Aldie, VA. Luckily, there are several treatments available to reduce this risk and to replace any teeth that are lost. Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche can provide the following solutions:

  • Scaling and root planing therapy
  • Periodontal surgery
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Bone graft
  • Gingival graft
  • Dental implants

What causes tooth loss?

Tooth loss can occur for a number of reasons. An injury or decay can result in tooth loss, but periodontal disease is the most common cause. When a tooth is lost because of an oral infection, it is because the bacteria and toxins in the mouth have destroyed that tooth’s support structures. Without bone or tissue to hold your teeth in place, they will begin to loosen and eventually need to be extracted.

How can I prevent tooth loss?

Since tooth loss mostly occurs in cases of severe periodontal disease, it is fairly easy to prevent as long as you know the warning signs:

How is tooth loss treated?

There are several treatment options available to prevent and treat tooth loss. These include:

  • Scaling and root planing therapy or periodontal surgery to remove plaque and tartar deposits from beneath the gum line
  • Locally administered antibiotics to eliminate bacteria and prevent the return of active periodontal disease
  • Bone or tissue grafts to strengthen your tooth’s support structures
  • Dental implants to replace teeth that have been extracted or fallen out

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