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Periodontal Disease in US

Periodontal Disease in USIf you notice that your gums bleed after brushing your teeth, this can be a sign of gingivitis or other form of periodontal disease. When this happens, you should be concerned, but do not be too alarmed: a recent study has shown that nearly half of all Americans 30 and older suffer from gum disease. If you notice the signs of gum disease, it is very important to contact our dentist in West Hollywood as soon as possible because the earlier periodontal disease is treated, the easier it is to correct.

The demographical splits can be a good indicator of a person’s risk for contracting gum disease as well. The percentage of men that suffer from periodontal disease is much higher than that of women. Also, it was seen in the study that more Mexican-Americans had gum disease than any other race.

Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that infect the soft tissues of the mouth. When it is caught early, it is usually very easy to treat. When it is allowed to progress to more advanced stages, however, it can cause the gums to recede away from the teeth, possibly resulting in tooth loss or worse. These problems require much more invasive procedures to correct and are often irreversible.

The best way to find out if you have periodontal disease, or if you are at risk of developing it, is to schedule a dental exam with our dentist in West Hollywood today.

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