Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults
This serious oral health condition may lead to bone loss, gum recession and in some cases even tooth loss. With varying degrees of severity (ranging from gingivitis to periodontitis) it is essential to treat periodontal disease (commonly referred to as gum disease) in its early stages.
The symptoms of periodontal disease can include:
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Red, inflamed or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
The link between gum disease and overall health
There is a connection between gum health and some medical conditions such a heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other serious health conditions. At Mint Dental, our dental professionals can treat periodontal disease to protect both your oral and overall health and wellbeing.