Lost Teeth Impact Total Oral Health For Seniors In the West Atlanta , Douglas County & West Atlanta Area
In the past, the loss of teeth was dismissed as a natural part of the aging process in the West Atlanta , Douglas County and West Atlanta community area, and dentures were considered a normal sign of old age. While such ignorance is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, there is still not a general awareness of the seriousness of edentulism.
Multiple tooth loss is most commonly caused by periodontal disease, i.e. gum and bone disease. Periodontal disease has a high statistical correlation with chronic debilitating disease, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and arthritis.
So, it is not very surprising that studies now show a shortened life expectancy by as much as 10 years for persons nationally, and in the West Atlanta area, who have lost their natural teeth, when compared to those who have kept their teeth.