Because gum disease does not hurt even in the advanced stages, it can often go undetected and lead to tooth loss. In advanced stages of gum disease, gum surgery may be indicated in order to restore the teeth and gums to a healthy state. Dr. Leyba has advanced training in performing gum surgery and bone grafting procedures. The leading cause of tooth loss is gum disease. Dr. Leyba will make every effort possible to save your teeth and prevent tooth loss due to periodontal (gum disease) Disease.
There is also a direct correlation between Heart disease and Periodontal disease, you are more apt to have arteriosclerosis (blockage) of the heart veins and arteries if you have Periodontal disease.
Diabetic patients are also more prone to Periodontal disease and certain medications can also cause gingivitis that can lead to periodontal disease if left untreated. Dr. Leyba will take a very thorough medical history and evaluate the medications that you are taking and inform you of the potential problems if any.