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PERIODONTAL DISEASE INDEX
Means "Infection around a tooth"
GUM DISEASE IS THE MAIN CAUSE
OF TOOTH LOSS!
% or more of adults have some form of
periodontal disease and
A recent study
revealed a correlation between periodontal disease, a dental
disease caused by oral bacteria, and heart attack incidence.
According to the study data, the inflammatory response caused by
periodontal disease raises blood levels of a protein that is
an indicator of heart attack risk.
Facts about periodontal disease:
Early onset periodontitis is four times more common in men than women!
Dental Economics Aug 2000.
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