Gingivitis Dentist

If you’re planning to have joint replacement surgery, you need to consult one final medical professional: Dr. Daniel Garza in Goliad. 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 Goliad 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 Goliad Dental Care 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. Garza can mean the difference between a smooth joint replacement recovery and one marked by infection.

Candidates for joint replacements who haven’t visited Goliad Dental Care in over a year should consider a thorough dental evaluation of their teeth and gums before surgery. If an infection is detected, Dr. Garza 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. Garza today at (361) 645-2381.

 Call for an appointment:
(361) 645-2381

Make an Appointment
Goliad Dental Care
Practice Photo

Daniel N. Garza, D.D.S

Share |
Goliad Dental Care
317 S. Market Street
P.O. Box 1480
Goliad, TX 77963
General Info: (361) 645-2381

 Call for an appointment:
(361) 645-2381

Make an Appointment