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In the majority of cases, gum disease goes undetected for years. Early diagnosis is key to stopping the progression of bone loss around teeth. Over 47 percent of the U.S. adult population aged 30 years and older have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Periodontitis is the inflammation of bone that hold teeth in the jaw, and can case loss of teeth if undetected and untreated. This is caused by calculus and tartar buildup on the root surfaces underneath the gums. The infection of the soft tissue around teeth can cause gums to appear puffy, and gums as well as bone will slowly pull away from the teeth.
Periodontitis can compromise your smile, and even cause daily activities such as chewing problematic. It can also manifest in systemic conditions and increase the risk of heart attacks that can lower the overall well being of your body.
Family history of early tooth loss, genetics, diet and environmental factors all play critical role in the progression of periodontal disease. Seemingly health teeth can sometimes be lost due to this silent destruction of bone.
What are the signs of gum disease? Watch for these signs.
- Bleeding gums
- Teeth are suddenly moving more then normal.
- Bad odor
- Sore and sensitive gums
- Recession around teeth
- Swelling and abscess of tissue around teeth.
Our dental team at Kind Care Dentistry will provide a thorough evaluation of your gums and bone around your teeth, and if required will treat with a gentle ultrasonic cleaning keeping in mind your comfort and oral health. This cleaning of the tooth under the gums is can stop the progression of bone loss since calculus and tartar is removed and the body is no longer irritated and constantly inflamed. We will monitor your teeth and provide the necessary home care products and educational material so that you can be in charge as well. It is the mutual goal ours to make sure you are happy and healthy.