It is a known fact that 2 out of 3 adults over the age of 50 have some form of gum disease. Known as the silent killer of teeth due to its non-painful, insidious progression in promoting tooth loss, many have no idea they have it. When infected teeth loosen to the point of failure due to gum disease and start to hurt, the battle is already lost. Choices are limited or non-existent with tooth removal as the only option.
The take home lesson is this: Never let gum disease get established in your mouth. The long term effect on your general health is potentially life threatening!
The Good News: Its containment and early treatment by a qualified dentist keeps you, the patient, from experiencing the health problems that are associated with periodontal (gum) disease. Healthcare has made great strides in extending lives. Prevention and early treatment of the inflammatory process of gum disease is one of the major advancements to that end!