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Many state-of-the-art dental treatments and preventative options available today that have reduced the need for extraction and have prevented tooth loss in a vast number of cases. While our teeth can last a lifetime, unfortunately, sometimes they don’t. Millions of Americans suffer from the embarrassment and problems that come with tooth loss, and must choose
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While most Americans are familiar with the term “gingivitis,” many are shocked to hear that gingivitis is actually the first stage of gum disease. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a serious medical condition. Just like many Americans every year get heart disease, if they don’t exercise and watch what they eat, millions of
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Routine cleanings are one of the most important things you can do to keep your teeth healthy. Brushing and flossing daily are not enough to protect you from tooth decay, tooth loss and gum disease. Dr. Richman recommends a routine cleaning every six months. Routine visits can prevent plaque from building up and causing more serious problems
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Heart disease. It’s a long been the deadliest disease in the United States, and still manages to kill over 600,000 people in our country every year, according to the CDC. We’ve been grappling with this problem for a long time, and most people are aware of long-standing links of obesity, poor diet, lack of exercise
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Lack of dental care has been linked to several serious medical conditions including heart and gum disease. It is important to take the necessary precautions to prevent these dangerous conditions. At Dr. Colin Richman & Dr. Andrea Abelman in Roswell, periodontal therapy offers a solution to what can turn into a severe problem. The best
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Signs and Symptoms of Advanced Dental Disease Including Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Chronic disease anywhere in the body is insidious, thus advanced symptoms may only appear late after significant damage has occurred.

Warning signs of periodontal (gum) disease include:

- Redness, tenderness, pain, swollen gums
- Bleeding while brushing, flossing or biting into an apple
- Insufficient long term flossing over a lifetime
- Receding gums, frequently described ‘getting long in the tooth’
- Teeth moving or shifting
- Loose teeth
- Appliances no longer fit comfortably
- Previous history of tooth loss including parents
- History of smoking, diabetes or other metabolic diseases