Periodontal (gum) disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. It affects three out of the four people over the age of 35. In fact, more than half of all adults over the age 18 already have peridontal disease in its early stages. Some symptoms may include:
1) Red, swollen, or tender gums
2) Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
3) Pus between the teeth and gums
4) Loose permanent teeth
5) Bad breath
Periodontal disease is chronic, meaning that left untreated it can persist and worsen over time.
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