Gingivitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end -- if not properly treated -- with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth.
Gum disease affects 3 out of 4 people over 35.
More people lose teeth due to gum disease than to cavities.
Gum disease is linked to heart disease, some forms of cancer, Weakened Immune System, Diabetes, Stroke, Lung Disease, Pre term Low Birth Babies and erectile dysfunction.
Gum disease may progress painlessly, producing few obvious signs, even in the late stages of the disease. Although the symptoms of periodontal disease often are subtle, the condition is not entirely without warning signs. Certain symptoms may point to some form of the disease. The symptoms of gum disease include:
- Gums that bleed during and after tooth brushing
- Red, swollen, or tender gums
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Receding gums
- Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Changes in the way teeth fit together upon biting down
Even if you don't notice any symptoms, you may still have some degree of gum disease. In some people, gum disease may affect only certain teeth, such as the molars. Only a dentist or a periodontist can recognize and determine the progression of gum disease.
Laser dentistry can be a better option for treatment of gum disease than traditional options.
Benefits of laser treatment of gum disease:
- Higher percentage of bacteria eliminated
- reduced or no bleeding
- minimized swelling
- no drill noise or vibration
The stress and anxiety often associated with dental work is therefore eliminated when you experience quick, effective, and essentially pain-free laser procedures. Postoperative sensitivity is greatly limited by laser dentistry and recovery time is much quicker than with traditional method
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