Gum disease is an ongoing bacterial infection in the gums and bone around your teeth. This infection leads to an inflammation under the gums and if not treated, can destroy the bone around your teeth. This results in tooth loss. Approximately 75% of all adult tooth loss is due to periodontal infection.
More importantly, research has associated periodontal infection to several serious medical problems, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. As ongoing research continues to define how periodontal disease is associated with these and other health problems, oral health maintenance is essential. Periodontal health is a key component to a healthy body. Admire Dental encourages our patients to talk to your doctor about the health of your gums, and what you can do to prevent developing issues.