Many people suffer from gum disease in New Bern area. In fact, it is estimated that 75 percent of adults will develop gum disease at some point in their lives. Gum disease is sometimes referred to as periodontal disease. It is estimated that only three percent of people with periodontal disease will get treatment before it is too late. That is why this condition is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Gum disease occurs when debris and bacteria get trapped below the gum line. This bacteria causes the gums to become inflamed and irritated. It also destroys the gum tissue. Gum disease is often called a silent disease because many people do not show any signs and symptoms until the severe bone and gum destruction becomes unbearable. Untreated gum disease often results in tooth loss. It is also important to note that gum disease has been linked with other serious health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.
The good news is that patients who see a New Bern dentist regularly for cleaning and examinations can get their gum disease diagnosed before it is too late. Gum disease can be prevented by cleaning the bacteria out of the periodontal pockets.
Sores in the mouth, shifted or loose teeth, persistent bad breath, receding gum line and bleeding gums are some of the possible signs of gum disease. If you are already showing some of those signs, then you will most likely need periodontal disease treatment in New Bern. The type of treatment that Dr. Hoard recommends will depend on the severity of your case.
You should not wait around to get checked for gum disease. You will need to contact the office today before it is too late. Dr. Hoard’s office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.