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.