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.