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Almost 65 million Americans are suffering from gum disease

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 65 million American adults are suffering with some form of gum disease, and those numbers are on the rise.

Recognize the Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious health condition that effects millions of Americans. This harmful disease is a progressive oral infection that, if left untreated, can lead to devastating tooth and bone loss. The early signs of gum disease include gingivitis or bleeding gums.

Other symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Severe bad breath or halitosis
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Red, inflamed gums
  • Toothache
  • Tender gums

Scaling and Root Planing

Catching gum disease in its earliest stages will give you the best chance at treating and controlling the disease.

If gum disease has progressed, Dr. Victor Bustos may recommend a non-surgical procedure called scaling and root planing. In this procedure, you will be sufficiently numbed before tartar and bacteria are removed from above and below the gum line to promote a healthier environment. Your roots are smoothed to promote reattachment of healthy gum tissue to the rest of your teeth and to reduce the size of harmful periodontal pockets.

Periodontal Maintenance

After you have been diagnosed with gum disease it is vital to seek treatment immediately to stop the damaging progression of the infection. Dr. Bustos provides several methods for treating periodontal disease including periodontal maintenance cleanings.

Periodontal maintenance is an on-going hygiene program designed to keep your mouth free from harmful bacteria and to reduce the size of the disease-harboring periodontal pockets that can form around your teeth. Dr. Bustos recommends periodontal maintenance cleanings three to four times a year to effectively stop the progression of periodontal disease.

Gum Disease May Be Common, But You Should Not Be Complacent

Still have questions? Download our guide on "What You Need To Know About Gum Disease".

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