It’s estimated that more than half of the adult population is dealing with some form of
gum disease. Not only adults go can suffer this, but it is estimated that a considerable
percentage of children have gum disease, too. Unfortunately, most people don’t know
that they have it and the problem grows through time.
85% of US adults suffer from some degree of gum disease, making it one of the
most common diseases in America – more common than cancer, diabetes, arthritis, or
heart disease. Yet, only 60% of those infected know they have gum disease. Worse yet,
only 3% of adults with moderate to severe levels of gum disease will accept
While it is most popular to diagnose Gum Disease to adults, this can happen to anyone.
Chronic gingivitis is common in children. It usually causes the gum tissue to swell, turn
red and bleed easily. During puberty, the increased level of hormones can cause
increased blood circulation to the gums which result in increased gum sensitivity and
lead to a greater reaction to any irritation, including food particles and plaque. As people
age, the risk for gum disease increases as well. In a study of people over 70 years old,
86% had at least moderate periodontitis and over a quarter of them had lost their teeth.
- Chronic bad breath
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding when you brush
- Painful Chewing
- Loose or Sensitive teeth
- Sensitive or receding gums
- OR NO SIGNS AT ALL!
- Alzheimer & Dementia
- Oral, Kidney, Blood, or Pancreas Cancer
- Respiratory Disease
- Heart Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Make February the month you commit to taking better care of
If your dentist told you that a treatment is needed to get rid of your periodontal disease,
the next step is to get the treatment for it. In some cases, all the treatment you might
need is a deep cleaning to remove the bacteria from the mouth and to help the gums
heal. More advanced cases of gum disease do require more advanced treatment,
though, and the sooner you take care of the problem, the better your overall health
will be. Treatments for the periodontal disease might include replacing any gum tissue
that has receded or pulled away, reducing the size of periodontal pockets, and, in more
advanced cases, removing a severely damaged tooth and replacing it with an implant.
At Bonita Del Rey Dental Care, we help patients with all stages of gum disease.
Whether you’re dealing with gingivitis or a more advanced case, or aren’t even sure if
gum disease is your problem, call (619) 777-1122 to schedule a consultation!