Nearly half of the population in the United States is affected by periodontitis, which is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults over the age of 35.
When plaque buildup from food and bacteria hardens around the teeth and gums, it causes inflammation, sensitivity, and bleeding of the gums’ soft tissues. Over time pockets can form between the teeth and gums, giving an entryway to bacteria into the bloodstream and subsequently to the rest of the body. Advanced stages of gum disease can also cause tooth loss and make a person more vulnerable to health problems like heart disease, diabetes, gastric ulcers, lung disease, weakened immune system, stroke, and premature child birth. Periodontal Therapy is therefore vital for preserving one’s health and well-being.