Periodontal disease is rampant and it’s victims rarely know they have it. 4 out of 5 patients that have periodontal disease have no idea they have it because there typically is no, or very little pain at the onset. Periodontal disease destroys the gum and bones that support your teeth and is the number one reason of tooth loss. Not only will this disease attack your teeth, recent research has indicated a link between severe conditions such as diabetes, pneumonia, cardiovascular disease, increased risk during pregnancy and strokes. Smoking increases your risk of getting periodontal disease and regular dental cleanings and good dental habits lessen the risk.
Could I Have Periodontal Disease?
Some of the symptoms of periodontal disease are:
- Red, Swollen Gums
- Chronic Bad Breath Caused By Bacteria In Your Mouth
- Discomfort or Extreme Sensitivity
- Gums That Bleed When Brushing or Flossing.
- Weakened Fibers Causing Loose Teeth
- Pus Surrounding Teeth and Gums
- Bone Loss Causing New Spacing Between Your Teeth.