Periodontal Disease - the Silent Killer
We are often surprised that our patients think that bleeding gums and pain while flossing is normal. In fact, both are signs of a common condition called periodontal disease. Nearly half of all Americans suffer from periodontal disease, a serious condition that can cause tooth loss, complications with systemic illnesses, and bad breath. Additionally, the bacteria that cause gum disease can pass from person to person, which is why many families suffer from gum disease. Encouraging your family members to seek treatment can protect their health as well as your own.
Causes of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a completely preventable condition. The most common cause is neglect from failure to brush, ...