According to the American Academy of Periodontology, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults over the age of 35. If your gums feel tender, look red and swollen, or bleed when you floss, you could be at risk for gum disease. Untreated gum disease has been linked to other serious health problems, so it’s important to keep your gums healthy with proper home care and biannual professional dental cleanings.
Millions of people will suffer adult tooth loss due to gum disease. Gum disease, if neglected, can result in the loss of tooth and bone. Worse, it may negatively impact your overall health. The good news is that gum disease can be eradicated with laser dental care. dentists at Metairie Dental Centre uses laser gum surgery to eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease with less discomfort and faster healing times.