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Facts about Gum Disease

Facts about Gum Disease
When most patients think of oral health they tend to gravitate towards the appearance of the teeth.  Many may be surprised to hear that one of the most common problems that is found with oral health comes down to one very pervasive disease, periodontitis.  Also known as gum disease, this condition affects countless millions and has come to be the leading reason for tooth loss in adults that are 35 and over.  This is why our Culver City dentist believes that everyone should understand some of the eye-opening facts about periodontal disease.

It is disheartening to hear that gum disease can happen to anyone at any time.  No matter the patient’s oral hygiene habits, race, age, or genetics, this disease can develop.  That being said, there are some demographics that are much likelier to be diagnosed.  This includes those over the age of 50, men, Mexican Americans, African Americans, pregnant women, and smokers.

Not all gum disease is the same though and most patients will experience a progression of symptoms and side effects.  Gingivitis is in fact the beginning stages of gum disease and can often be treated with amazing results.  Early warning signs for gingivitis include swollen, painful, or bloody gums.  Advanced cases will involve retention of the gums that could lead to diseased pockets of plaque and calculus.

The only truly effective gum treatment involves regular trips to United Dental Care.  Along with daily oral hygiene, our dentists can catch this disease in its earliest stages and provide effective preventative treatment.

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Abbas Eftekhari, D.D.S. Dr. E

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