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How Gum Disease Causes Tooth Loss Carrollton, GA
Gum Disease Carrollton GA

Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States? Considering that nearly half of the American population has some form of periodontal disease (according to the CDC), this oral health problem needs to be taken seriously.

It is important to know that Just because you were diagnosed with gum disease does not mean that you are about to lose your teeth. Gum disease occurs in stages, and it is highly treatable if detected early.

The Stages of Gum Disease

To understand how gum disease causes tooth loss, it is important to understand the distinct stages of gum disease if it goes untreated. It all begins with plaque, a colorless and sticky substance that develops on everyone’s teeth. Diligent oral hygiene and routine professional cleanings can remove plaque before it causes harm. However, if the plaque builds up around the teeth, it will eventually harden, irritate the gums and cause swelling and bleeding. At this initial stage, it is called gingivitis and is easily reversible with better oral hygiene habits or a deep cleaning from your dentist.

Left unchecked, however, gingivitis can worsen and progress into advanced periodontal disease. This happens when irritated gums become infected and the infection destroys the surrounding bone and connective tissues. Patients may notice the gums receding or pulling away from the tooth root. Without proper support, a tooth will become loose and either fall out or need to be extracted.

The Risk to Your Whole Body Health

Not only does gum disease sabotage your natural smile, it can also put your overall health at risk. Gum disease has been linked to several serious medical conditions, ranging from premature birth and stroke to heart disease and diabetes. The good news is that gum disease is preventable by simply brushing as well as flossing and seeing your dentist for your six-month cleanings and checkups. The earlier your dentist detects gum disease, the easier it is to resolve. Procedures such as scaling and root planing for early gum disease or laser therapy for advanced gum disease can be used to eradicate the infection before it is too late.

If you notice signs of red, bleeding or puffy gums, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Tejal Kakade in Carrolton. Your gums are the foundation of your smile – let us give them the care and attention they need.

Posted on behalf of Tejal A Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC

516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117

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Quinderious R.

This was absolutely the best experience I have ever had with any dentist. Dr. Tejal is so attentive to the needs of her patients. She cares deeply about the quality of service provided and taking care of you individually. You don't feel like a number. You leave knowing that you received the best care and beautiful smile to go with it.

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I have never had a bad experience going to see Dr. Kakade and her amazing, caring staff. They make it super easy to book an appointment, send you helpful reminders via text, and you are in and out in a short amount of time with hardly any wait time. The office is warm and inviting with nice decor and even dentist chairs that massage you! Best of all, the entire staff genuinely care about their patients and want to help them have the best experience possible. They remember you and get to know you. I actually look forward to going!

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Dr. Tejal and her wonderful staff do everything humanly possible to make every patient feel welcomed, supported, and cared for with the utmost compassion and professionalism. It feels as though one has been adopted into a family of caretakers and that you are a part of the family. 5 Stars and thumbs up all the way! They are the best! I speak from personal experience.


My family has used Dr. Tejal since she started her practice in Carrollton. She is thorough, detailed, and comprehensive in her approach to dental care. She seems to invest in new technology and modern methods to make routine and extraordinary care as easy for the patient as possible. Candy has been my hygienist for over a decade and does a fantastic job restoring my teeth to tip-top shape. On the rare occasion when Candy was unavailable, the other members of Dr. Tejal's team have been excellent.

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Wonderful office staff, nice environment. Dr. Tejal and staff do a great job of making one feel comfortable and the dental work after local anesthesia want uncomfortable. Few people like going to the dentist, but my experience here has been excellent.

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516 Newnan St.
Carrollton, GA 30117



Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 3:00pm