Dental Services in Baton Rouge
Tooth decay is a chronic and progressive disease. Simply placing a filling or crown does not stop the disease process, it is a vicious cycle. If the disease process is not interrupted, recurrent decay will form around the new filling or crown, and consequently a new and larger restoration will be necessary. This process can be prevented, stabilized, and sometimes reversed.
Periodontal (gum) disease is a progressive infection on the tissues and bone which hold teeth in place. Undiagnosed or untreated, symptoms can range from bad breath to loss of all teeth. In addition, major organs, such as the heart and lungs can also be damaged from periodontal disease.