While a link is not conclusive, some studies indicate that severe gum disease may be associated with several other health conditions such as diabetes or stroke.
Periodontal disease is common in adults. It is caused by an infection of bacteria that like to live in the deeper pockets of gums. They produce chemicals and stimulate a reaction of your immune system that causes the bone to go away from the teeth. It can occur in just one or many teeth and is usually painless. Like high blood pressure people may be unaware they have periodontal disease. The dental hygienist and dentist regularly check all the patients for periodontal disease.
Regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important. The treatment methods that our dentist diagnoses will depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed.
Good dental care at home is essential for helping to keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious.
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