Did you know that gum disease, more commonly referred to as periodontal disease, affects a significant portion of our population? It's true.
According to the CDC, approximately half of the adult population in the United States has some form of periodontal disease.
Gum disease can cause:
- Swollen gums
- Red or bleeding gums
- Achy gums
- Gums with discoloring or patches
- Pain in the gums
- Tooth loss
But it doesn't always stop there. You oral health is the beginning point for your whole body's health and wellness, and gum disease can put you at a much higher risk to develop additional health problems.
When should you seek treatment?
If you think that you may be suffering from gum disease, we encourage you to contact Dental Town at our location nearest you. Gum disease is a serious issue, and should not be taken lightly. Give our office a call today!