Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Proper treatment early-on combined with careful attention to your oral health can help treat and alleviate the symptoms of periodontal disease.
Everyone knows that good oral health is a key factor for good overall health. Unfortunately, studies show that regardless of how well you try to take care of your dental health, three of every four Americans will suffer from some sort of oral health problem throughout the course of their lives. Those with poor oral health are far more susceptible to advanced health issues caused by oral health issues such as periodontal disease. You might know it more commonly as gum disease, something that plagues those who do not properly care for their oral health by regularly brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist. If your gums are not smooth, firm and a lovely shade of pink, there could be some underlying issues that are causing your gums to become diseased. It might be an issue in the bacterial levels of your mouth or something more centrally located to the poor health of one or more teeth.