Periodontal Disease: It’s More Than Just Sore Gums
And periodontal health is more than a dazzling smile. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums has become more important than ever.
Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation of the gums that not only can lead to tooth loss but can even interfere with other systems of the body. Periodontitis, aka gum disease, has been associated with such other chronic inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. You can assess your risk for the condition at perio.org.
Good news! The condition is treatable. Daily tooth brushing and flossing are crucial, but they are not an acceptable substitute for the important annual periodontal evaluation.
Yes, your appointment is that important. It could save your life.
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