Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease we often hear about. However, if we leave our gingivitis untreated, we run the risk of developing a more severe stage of periodontitis disease that causes irreversible damage. We only get two sets of teeth, our baby and adult teeth. The idea of getting older and losing teeth doesn’t have to be true if we take the proper measures to care for our teeth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “47.2% of adults aged 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease.” The chances of getting gum disease increase as we get older with changes taking place in our health. With almost 50% of adults 30 and older experiencing one form of gum disease, we want to make sure our patients are more aware early signs of gum disease to prevent further damage to the teeth, gums, and bone. Anyone can get periodontal disease.