According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every two adults aged 30 and over in the United States is affected by periodontal disease. That number increases to over 70% for adults 65 and older.
At Paramount Smile, we take your periodontal care very seriously. Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults, and there is an increasing association with systemic diseases, such as:
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The two most common forms of dental disease, caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease (gum disease) are caused by the bacteria produced from dental plaque, which is a sticky film that is constantly accumulating in the mouth.
If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to gingivitis, gum recession, periodontitis, and diminishing alveolar bone, with the eventual loosening and loss of teeth.
You may be at risk for periodontal disease because of genetic factors, smoking and tobacco use, harmful oral habits, misaligned teeth, poor nutrition, and stress as well as the fluctuating hormones in pregnancy.
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While gum disease is a progressive condition, if treated early in its onset it can be reversed to restore your oral health. At more advanced stages, our periodontal treatments can halt its progression.
By maintaining an effective regimen of brushing and flossing at home, following a healthy lifestyle, and visiting our office for routine checkups and professional dental cleanings, gum disease is largely preventable.
We are committed to providing our patients with high-quality periodontal care. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment!schedule appointment