The biggest cause of tooth loss in adults is periodontal disease, which destroys the bone around the tooth and can lead to pain and eventual loss. Regular dental exams help identify gum disease early and prevent its more painful and permanent effect.
Fort Des Moines Dental treats gum disease through regular cleanings, but the most severe cases require surgical therapy or grafts with a periodontist.
1 hour as part of regular cleanings
Every 6 months
None, some sensitivity to be expected