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PERIODONTAL DISEASE INDEX

Means "Infection around a tooth"

    

Healthy Gums Signs Causes
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Self Test Updated Diagnosis Examples Gum Disease
Risks For Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease is usually a silent PROGRESSIVE INFECTIOUS DISEASE of the gum and bone tissues that surround and support teeth. Risk Factors and Gum Disease
Early Gingivitis Moderate Gingivitis Advanced Gingivitis
Early Periodontal Disease Moderate Periodontal Disease  Severe Periodontal Disease

Healthy and gum diseased tooth area

PERIODONTAL DISEASE
Gum Disease
Non-surgical gum treatment

"Data reveals diseased gums pump high levels of harmful bacterial components into bloodstream to affect the wholebody!"

Soft Tissue Management Root Planing and Scaling Perio Maintenance
Prevent Periodontal Disease Home Gum Care Cholorhexidine
PreviDent Fluoride Rota-dent
Gum Disease Linked to Heart Disease Diabetes and Gum Disease Gum Disease & Kids

GUM DISEASE IS THE MAIN CAUSE OF TOOTH LOSS!
Mouth tissues reflect symptoms of other problems.

80 % or more of adults have some form of periodontal disease and
99% of those have no signs that indicate they have a problem.

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Heart-Warming Smile

Want to lower your risk of having a heart attack? Then keep your teeth healthy.

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.

RealAge Benefit: Flossing and brushing your teeth daily can make your RealAge as much as 6.4 years younger

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Facts about periodontal disease:

Early  onset periodontitis is four times more common in men than women!

  • It is bacterial infection

  • Damages gums

  • Reduces gums ability to protect vulnerable areas

  • Attacks the bone tissue that supports your teeth

  • Nine out of ten people are afflicted with some form of periodontal disease in their lifetime.

  • Periodontal disease affects more than half the population over 18 years of age. 

  • After 35, approximately three out of four adults develop some form of gum disease.

  • You may not know you have periodontal problems until a late stage when symptoms occur.

  • Bleeding is an indicator of gum tissue inflammation and swelling causing tissue breakdown.

  • The bacteria in gum disease can enter your bloodstream through damaged blood vessels than run through the gums which can increase the toxin load in your bloodstream which increases your risk of:

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Resource: Dental Economics Aug 2000.
Systemic Release of Endotoxins Induced by Gentle Mastication: Association with Periodontitis Severity; Journal of Periodontology, 2002.

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