When people think about tooth loss they normally think of accidents or tooth decay. What most people don’t realize is that the leading cause of tooth loss among adults is actually diseases of the gums rather than the teeth themselves.
In fact, gum disease or periodontal disease, results in more lost teeth than trauma and tooth decay combined. Typical signs of periodontal disease are gums that bleed when you brush or floss, red, swollen and tender gums, persistent bad breath, and teeth that appear to be getting longer.
Fortunately, with prompt treatment in its early stages, periodontal disease is highly treatable. As a result, we regularly screen our patients for the tell-tale signs of gum disease.
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Dr. Jennifer Thomm
Great Lakes Dental