Periodontal disease is another name for gum disease. It can occur for a number of reasons, and if it progresses, it can result in tooth loss. Still, the inflammation that causes periodontal disease can be reversed with good oral hygiene and proper professional dental care, such as the scaling of the teeth beneath the gums. However, prevention is the best form of treatment. Here are a few preventable causes of periodontal disease:
Having a tooth pulled is never fun for anyone, adult or child. But it does become a little more worrying when you're an adult, as you don't have any adult teeth to grow into the spot that previously held a white, shiny tooth. There are many reasons (which will be discussed below) as to why an adult would have to get a tooth pulled, but no matter what the reason, there is still going to be some amount of anxiety over the procedure.