This is Part 3 – The Introduction Begins In This Part
I start to tell my personal story regarding my dentist and gum disease. I talk about their attempts to get me to submit to a Root Scaling and Planing Treatment or SRP.
I did not get one done, but this sets the stage for the reason I wrote this book. I want everyone to have this information. I think it is very important.
Many people mistakenly think they do not have gum disease. The reality is that MOST people DO have it. They just don’t know it. And they may not have been told. It seems that often times people are only told when it is time to have an expensive treatment.
The SRP’s, if they are doing the whole mouth, average around $1600. Unfortunately, further help is usually needed in the future. Many people do not understand this when they have this treatment done. While the initial results may seem great, wait to see what happens 3 or 4 years later.
Being able to avoid expensive treatments by getting the periodontal pockets back to the ‘normal’ range of 3mm or below is critical to your dental health. If you are able to do that, generally speaking, most dentists would say that your gums are health at that point.
The Biggest Cause of Tooth Loss
Gum disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss and since as many as 75% of people (according to professionals) have this problem, then MOST people need this book.
It makes me sad to talk to people who have the mistaken impression that tooth loss is a ‘normal’ part of the aging process. If you can prevent the loss of even one tooth, it is very much worth it. The cost of even a single lost tooth replacement can be quite expensive.
What if you could save more than just one? This is one of the main reasons this book was written. I realized that there was a lot of common sense information that people needed. Is it possible to protect yourself and your loved ones against expensive, costly and often times painful treatments? Maybe it is time to find out?
*Note, All here and in the books is stated in ‘general terms’ only. specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed to your periodontist, doctor or dentist.