Laser Gum Treatment of Periodontal Disease
Gum disease is a leading cause of adult tooth loss in the U.S. today. It can progress destructively, often unnoticed, just like undiagnosed hypertension or diabetes.
Gum Disease Treatment
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If you have bleeding gums, you may have periodontal disease. We're learning more about this common infection all the time. Below are some of the latest findings. It should help you understand why it's so important that you take action together with your periodontist to eliminate periodontal disease, the sooner the better.
Diabetes and Periodontal Disease
It's important for your dentist to know if you have diabetes, and how you're controlling it.
Gum Disease and Early Diabetes Detection
In many cases it's the dentist-not the physician-who has the first opportunity in the early detection of diabetes, because diabetics are especially prone to gingivitis.
Gingivitis Disease Basics
It afflicts as many as nine in 10 adults at some point in their lives, as well as teenagers and children as young as five or six years of age. Yet, many suffer from it without even suspecting anything is wrong.
It Bears Repeating... The Lowdown on Mouth Disease
Dentistry has surely shifted its focus from cavity control, thanks to fluoride and early dental care. Now we are learning more about periodontal disease, and for good reason.
Periodontal Disease Statistics & Prevention
Not even winter colds (or Cupid's arrows) strike as many of us as gum infection - periodontal disease. As many as 75% of adults will be victimized sometime in their lifetimes.