Gingivitis Dentist

If you’re planning to have joint replacement surgery, you need to consult one final medical professional: Dr. Edward Ward in Overlook. A thorough dental examination to detect the presence of tooth and gum infection is a critical step in the pre-operative plan.

Because it doesn’t receive much attention, many people in the Overlook area may not know that gum affects 80 percent of the adult population. This infection slowly progresses over the months and years and is often detected only when it shows up in its advanced stage. Left untreated, common periodontal disease can destroy the bones that support your teeth—and can lead to post-operative infection.

At Interstate Dental Clinic we know that dental patients typically don’t experience any discomfort until the advanced stage of periodontal disease, so it’s no wonder that most people are unaware that they’re affected. Bacteria from this bone-degenerating disease have been attributed to possible infection in people who’ve had joint replacements. A quick and easy visit to Dr. Ward can mean the difference between a smooth joint replacement recovery and one marked by infection.

Candidates for joint replacements who haven’t visited Interstate Dental Clinic in over a year should consider a thorough dental evaluation of their teeth and gums before surgery. If an infection is detected, Dr. Ward will recommend that you complete treatment prior to your surgery. Treatment of gum infection and any tooth abscesses may take from two weeks to two months.

So don’t delay. If you even suspect that you may have periodontal disease - or if you’re considering joint replacement surgery - call Dr. Ward today at (855) 267-2676.

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Interstate Dental Clinic
5835 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217
General Info: (503) 285-5307
Comfortable, Affordable Care

 Call for an appointment:
(503) 285-5307

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