Truths about Gum Disease

GUM DISEASE IS AN EPIDEMIC  – More than 60% of patients who visit a dental practice once a year have some level of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is not as visually evident as many other dental problems. Therefore the first step in the process must be a diagnosis.   GUM DISEASE  IS PAINLESS- Patients don’t wake up in the morning in pain from periodontal disease. It does not persist like back or knee pain. Most patients don’t realize they have a problem.  GUM DISEASE CAN’T BE SELF-DIAGNOSED- There no home-test kit for periodontal disease. These situation requires a clear explanation by a  dentist or hygienist Early diagnosis can prevent further damage.    PERIODONTAL DISEASE=GUM DISEASE .