According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 50% of the entire US adult population has a form of gum disease. This infection, which occurs when plaque and bacteria are allowed to build up along the gum line, starts with subtle symptoms such as redness and swelling, but it can eventually develop into receding gums, chronic bad breath, and eventually, tooth loss. Also, gum disease is actually a common risk factor for several serious health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and dementia.
To make sure this little problem doesn’t turn into something more serious, the team at Cornerstone Dental Arts will always examine the health of your gums during your routine checkup. Should you show any signs of the disease, we can help you quickly manage and treat it using periodontal therapy.