Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is one of the most common oral health problems. But more than that, it’s one of the most common health problems overall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that half of all Americans over 30 struggle with an advanced form of gum disease. That means there are millions and millions of adults who aren’t enjoying the good health they could be enjoying.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
One reason that so many patients struggle with gum disease is that, in the very earliest stages of development, there aren’t always any noticeable symptoms. As the condition grows more advanced, though, symptoms will start to appear.
- Gums that bleed when you brush
- Frequent bad breath
- A receding gum line
- Loose teeth
Patients with more advanced gum disease may even experience tooth loss as a result of their condition. Gum disease has also been linked with health problems elsewhere in the body. Those problems include heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, and pre-term birth in pregnant women.
Managing Gum Disease with Effective Therapy
With the periodontal therapy you’ll receive from the Dental Experts office, you can enjoy better oral and overall health. During a consultation appointment, we will assess your needs and help you create a fully personalized treatment plan. If you have any questions about your plan, we would be happy to answer them.
Do you need help managing gum disease? Our office is glad to help. Call us today to schedule a consultation. We offer periodontal therapy to patients from Temple Terrace and the Tampa area.