Who can get gum disease?
Anyone can at any age, however after 35 about three out of four
adults have some form of gum disease. Their are certain medical conditions
or medications that can make you more susceptible to gum disease such as: diabetes,
epilepsy, pregnancy and medications
as birth control pills, chemotherapy, antidepressants and medications for heart
Treatment for gum disease:
The type of treatment you require
depends on how advanced your case is and could involve one or more of the
PATIENTS WITH GUM DISEASE ARE 1.5 TO 2 TIMES GREATER RISK OF
FATAL CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
( Individuals such as immunocompromised and
hospitalized patients are at greater risk for general morbidity
due to oral infections.)
REMEMBER that once gum disease is treated it can
still return because the bacteria in your mouth that caused gum disease can reoccur
if you do not follow through with good
home care, regular checkups and professional cleaning to prevent periodontal
For more facts about gum disease click here: Facts
about Periodontal Disease.
Visit A.G.D about :It's
true, men do have deeper pockets than women
Gum disease information provided by American
Visit: The Academy of General Dentistry
to learn more about gum disease
Visit: The Mouth-Body
Connections for more about how gum disease can affect your total health and
well being. Presented by American Academy of Periodontology.
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