Periodontal Disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. It is also the most common infectious disease in the world. Research has shown that 35% of adults with teeth between ages 35 to 90 have Periodontitis, 22% have a mild form and 13% have moderate to severe disease.
The risk of Periodontal Disease increases with age. Although many teenagers and children show symptoms of Gingivitis, they are more resistant to developing Periodontal Disease. Some children and teens may develop aggressive forms of Periodontal Disease where bone and tooth loss can occur very rapidly.
Recent studies also indicate Periodontal Disease may be a far more serious threat to your health than previously realized. Periodontal Disease increases your risk of Stroke, Heart Attack, Respiratory Disease and Cardiovascular Disease. Untreated Periodontal Disease also worsens Diabetes, Osteoporosis, respiratory infections and causes the birth of premature, low birth weight babies in pregnant women with the disease.
It is therefore necessary to take action now – protect your gums and visit your Dentist on a routine basis. Schedule your periodontal consultation today, your body will thank you for it.
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