What Are the Dangers of Advanced Gum Disease12 Nov, 2015
What Are the Dangers of Advanced Gum Disease
According to the FDA at least 75 percent of Americana over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease. This is a startling statistic. Surely there is still a fairly large portion of the US that has health insurance? So how comes so many older people have teeth problems? Maybe it's the old saying out of sight out of mind, that is of course until your upper jaw is screaming and keeping you up at night.
So what can you expect if you neglect your teeth for any length of time? Initially you will suffer from mild complications such as slightly inflamed gums, overly sensitive teeth and maybe a little bleeding when you brush and especially when you floss. If you do not take these warning signs seriously though, with time the current symptoms will develop into something much worse. As the build up of plaque and tarter that forms around the gum line worsens. It slowly penetrated beneath the gum line and makes its way into the roots. Damaging them at the core, eating away with nothing to stop it, since it is now out of reach of your toothbrush. Left alone at this point you can expect some much worse effects to take place.
With proper gum disease comes infection, teeth that are too painful to bite down on and yes, your teeth will fall out. This whole process takes some time but given the choice and yes you do have a choice, do you really want to wait around for it to happen. Keeping up the daily routine of brushing your teeth, will take away 99 percent of the danger right from the start.
Treating gum disease is mainly a matter of regular brushing. Don't neglect your teeth. Keeping oral hygiene as a daily practice is your best weapon against gum disease.