Gum diseases, also known as periodontitis are problems linked to the tissues around teeth (gums and bonal structures). But periodontits can also have an impact on other tissues. It has been estimated that 75% of US Americans have some form of gum disease, which has been linked to serious health complications and causes various dental problems that are often avoidable.
First of all, you should check on potential signs of gum diseases: swollen and/or bleeding gums, bad breath, tooth sensitivity caused by receding gums, mobility of the teeth and last but not least tooth loss do count to them. Then, you should also check for some other, potentially life threatening conditions, such as heart disease and stroke, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and in some cases preterm birth.
If you are aware of any of these conditions, there is no need for panic. Periodontitis is treatable. As for many diseases, there is no standard protocol though. Feel free to ask us for your individually optimized plan.
Still keep in mind: Prevention is always better than treatment. So, consider taking advantage of our prevention programmes we set up for you.