Periodontal care doesn’t just save your smile, it could save your life.
You might have periodontal disease and not know it. Periodontal disease, or gum disease as it’s commonly called, is a big problem, affecting 1 out of 2 American adults over the age of 30. Approximately 65 million people.
If your gums are tender, swollen or bleeding, you may be one of the 65 million. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to receding gums, bone loss and tooth loss. Worse, periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and other serious conditions. Your risks increase with age.
If you think you may have gum disease, don’t wait. Ask your dentist to refer you to a periodontist—a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Or contact our office directly.
This patient treatment video shows the stages of periodontal disease.