Chances are you may. That's because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates half of all Americans have gum or periodontal disease—infection of the gums.
Which means 64.7 million adults aged 30 and over need periodontal treatment. At Now Care Dental, we can evaluate and provide periodontal therapy that successfully treats mild to severe forms of this disease.
When bacteria infect the tissue around the tooth, plaque can build up and lead to periodontal disease. If you're experiencing red, swollen and bleeding gums you may have gingivitis, an early form of gum disease.
Good oral hygiene—daily brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups—can prevent further advancement. However, some may develop a more serious form of the disease, periodontitis. In these cases, professional periodontal treatment is necessary to prevent tooth loss and disease progression.
According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), these risk factors can contribute to the development of periodontal disease:
Our dentists are skilled at diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Call Now Care Dental at (651) 686-6800 to schedule an appointment for your periodontal treatment—answering services are available 24/7. Clinic hours are 10am to 8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.