Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Current research reveals. a direct relationship between gum disease and other diseases of the body such as heart disease, stroke, lung disease and diabetes. Fortunately gum disease is treatable and preventable.
Wisdom teeth are frequently either too far back or they are only partially erupted so that there is no effective way for a patient to clean the wisdom teeth. An important part of your dentist’s role in helping you maintain healthy teeth is to ensure that all your teeth can be cleaned with normal brushing and flossing. Because wisdom teeth are often too far back or only partially erupted, we often advise patients to have them removed by an oral surgeon.