Periodontal disease or gum disease, can be caused or worsened by lack of a regular cleaning regimen and other factors. A high percentage of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease. The disease ranges from simple gum inflammation (gingivitis), to major damage to the tissue and bone supporting the teeth (periodontitis) which may lead to tooth loss.
The team at Sweet Tooth is dedicated to educating our patients about preventing periodontal disease, as well as the link between the disease and systemic disorders, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and complications during pregnancy.
Some studies have found that people with gum disease are more likely to develop heart disease or have difficulty controlling blood sugar levels. Other studies have shown that women with gum disease are more likely to deliver pre-term, low-birth-weight babies. But links between these problems and gum disease have so far been inconclusive.
Count on Sweet Tooth Dentistry to provide effective preventive guidance and, when necessary, treatment of periodontal disease.
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