If you have been diagnosed with regular bouts of acid reflux disease, you know how painful and discouraging this condition can be. If left untreated, acid reflux can lead to esophageal and gastric cancers, as well as serious complications with tooth erosion. Luckily, our dentist for Lynnwood, WA, Dr. Crisafulli, offers erosion treatment for patients with acid reflux disease.
Is Your Tooth Structure Being Compromised?
Over time, stomach acid can erode tooth enamel. After enamel wears away, it is gone forever, leaving the less protective and highly-sensitive dentin exposed. This inner layer isn’t meant to be on the surface of teeth and having it exposed can lead to many severe complications of your oral health. Even your teeth and bite can adversely change due to compromised tooth structure.
Tell Dr. Crisafulli if you are receiving treatment from a medical doctor for acid reflux disease. We can help by prescribing fluoride treatments, other pH balancing products, or a customized mouthguard to protect your teeth during sleep. Nutritional and other preventive recommendations may also be discussed.
Taking the right steps to keep your teeth healthy can save you from further complications and the need for more complex treatment down the road. For more information, or to schedule your appointment with our dentist for Lynnwood, WA, contact us today!