Medgaus Dental Group Raises Awareness of the Prevalence and Severity of Gum Disease in Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Dental News
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Drs. Carl Medgaus and Maelys Aguila of Medgaus Dental Group encourage patients with gum disease in Pittsburgh, PA to seek timely treatment in order to avoid health complications. Untreated gum disease can lead to bleeding gums, tooth loss and other systemic health risks like heart disease.

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Respected dentists, Drs. Carl Medgaus and Maelys Aguila, raise awareness of gum disease in Pittsburgh, PA. Gum disease is a common oral condition that affects virtually 75 percent of adults to some degree during their lifetime. Timely gum disease treatment at Medgaus Dental Group can ensure that further harm does not affect patients smiles or their systemic health.

"Often times I see patients who have not been into a dental office in fifteen, twenty, or thirty years. I want them to have a great social life and be able to go out to a restaurant with their friends and not have to worry about the appearance of their teeth or their teeth falling out," says Dr. Medgaus. "Rehabilitating a patient's smile is really rehabilitating their entire life."

Gum disease is a progressive condition that affects the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, causing a buildup of plague and bacteria around the teeth and gums. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to serious oral health concerns, including tooth loss. Research has also linked gum disease to systemic health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Without treatment, a patient's smile can continually deteriorate until they are unable to eat properly or feel confident in themselves. Common symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Constant bad breath
  • Gum recession
  • Loose teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
Early diagnosis and treatment of gum disease can lead to optimal results with the disease being eliminated or contained to prevent further oral damage. Medgaus Dental Group offers time-tested and proven treatments for gum disease, including osseous surgery and scaling and root planing.

Osseous surgery is effective at treating moderate to severe forms of gum disease and involves the surgical removal of infected gum tissue along with the cleansing of tooth roots to allow for proper reattachment of the gum tissues to the teeth. Scaling and root planing is useful for maintaining proper oral health after gum disease has been cleansed from the mouth. Specialized dental tools are used to access the area below the gum line and scrape away plaque and bacterial buildup. This prevents disease from infecting gum tissue again and allows for healthy reattachment of the gums to the teeth.

Those experiencing bleeding gums when brushing and flossing or other common symptoms of gum disease in Pittsburgh, PA are encouraged to connect with Drs. Medgaus and Aguila for a consultation. Medgaus Dental Group conveniently has two practice locations, with offices in Monroeville and Pittsburgh, PA. Appointments can be made by calling the Monroeville office at 412-373-0310 or the Pittsburgh practice at 412-563-6333. For more information visit

About the Dentists

For over 35 years, Medgaus Dental Group has been serving the Monroeville and Pittsburgh, PA areas with genuine and comprehensive dental care. Founder and lead dentist, Dr. Carl Medgaus, is dedicated to continuing education for himself as well as his fellow clinicians. Having treated over 300,000 patients since 1973 and placing over 5,000 dental implants, his results speak for themselves. His associate, Dr. Maelys Aguila, is a native Spanish speaker who shares the same philosophy that changing a smile can change a life. Developing his own full arch dental implant technique, Stabili-Teeth™ Dr. Medgaus and his team also offer life-changing smile makeovers and gum disease treatment, among other services. To learn more about Drs. Medgaus and Aguila, their leading-edge practice, or the services they offer, visit or call their Monroeville office at 412-373-0310 or their Pittsburgh practice at 412-563-6333.


SOURCE Medgaus Dental Group

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