Do you know that more than three-quarters of adults over age 37 get gum disease. While most people with gum disease have the less severe form, called gingivitis, between 6% and 17% have a much more serious type of gum disease known as periodontitis or periodontal disease.
When people do not practice proper dental hygiene, bacteria in their mouth forms plaque on the teeth. These bacteria may cause gums to become inflamed, which results in red, swollen, or bleeding gums. For many of our with gingivitis, this inflammation is not painful, but if you catch gingivitis early, it can be reversed and healed with proper oral hygiene, if its untreated, gingivitis can worsen and ultimately lead to tooth loss. Be sure to received dental care at Americas Dental Care, seek attention with us if you have the following symptoms, even if you do not have any discomfort:
If gingivitis progresses, it develops into periodontitis, a condition in which the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place can be severely weakened. The bacteria on the teeth release toxic substances that harm your gums and cause them to become infected, and the inflammation that result when your body attacks the bacteria degrade your gums and the bone in your jaw even further. You may have exceptionally swollen, painful gums that are likely to bleed. Left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss.
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