Gum disease is responsible for early tooth loss in many people
Almost 80% of grown up people in the US are estimated to be suffering from some form of periodontal (gum) disease. It ranges from mild inflammation of gums to a serious infection that can cause loss of teeth. Seeking effective preventive measures and timely periodontal treatment can reduce or eliminate this threat to oral health.
What to look out for?
- Bleeding gums when you brush
- Redness and swelling of gum margins
- Friends and partners noticing bad breath and shying away
- Excessive black/brown spots in between the teeth
Since Periodontal disease is harmless and rarely presents with symptoms such as pain it can go unnoticed for years until it finally causes bone breakdown and loosening and movement of teeth. We highly recommend you see a dentist as soon as possible when you notice such symptoms.