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Nearly 65 Million U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease

Half of all American adults have some form of gum disease, yet many do not realize it. Gum disease begins as an infection of the gums and often produces minor, if any, symptoms. As it progresses, it destroys the connective tissues around the teeth, causing tooth decay, loosening and eventual tooth loss. Gum disease treatment in an advanced dental setting can halt advancement of this common yet serious condition.

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Beat Gum Disease by Understanding the Causes

Why does gum disease occur? Harmful bacteria build-up in the mouth can settle in the pockets between the teeth and gums. This happens over time, which explains why gum disease is usually seen in men and women in their 30s or 40s. As the bacteria breed, they feed on healthy soft and hard tissues. Because the bacteria are so deeply embedded, they evade even meticulous tooth brushing and flossing. Unless a dental provider intervenes, the bacteria will continue to eat away at the structures of the mouth.

Possible Indicators of Gum Disease

  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Swollen, puffy, red gums
  • Tenderness of the gums
  • Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
  • Pain around the gums
  • Pus coming from the gums

Systemic Health Risks Linked to Gum Disease

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Certain cancers

Avoid Long-Term Damage With Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment is the only way to eradicate infection and restore health to the mouth. Dr. Adrian Avram offers proven treatment options, including scaling and root planing for mild cases, and osseous surgery for more advanced cases of gum disease. During a personalized consultation we can help determine what stage and treatment method is right for you. Avoid costly treatment down the road and long-term damage by seeking treatment as soon as possible.

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Without a thorough periodontal consultation, you cannot be sure that you have gum disease.

Let Dr. Avram and our team perform a comfortable examination to determine if periodontal disease could be causing your symptoms.
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