Dr. Carl Holm, a Pocatello Idaho dentist of Gentle Family Dentistry Pocatello, shares his concerns about the Prevalence of gum disease and offers his help to educate local Pocatello residents. According the Centers for Disease control, Periodontitis in Adults in the United States shows estimates that 47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults, have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. In adults 65 and older, prevalence rates increase to 70.1 percent. This study is published in the Journal of Dental Research, the official publication of the International and American Associations for Dental Research.
More information about Gentle Family Dentistry Pocatello is available at https://holmdentalpocatello.com
Dr. Carl Holm explains Gum Disease also known as Periodontal Disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth, according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. Research has also shown that periodontal disease is associated with other chronic inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Because gum disease is usually painless and develops slowly, a person may not be aware that the infection exists. Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria (germs) that constantly forms on the teeth. These bacteria create toxins that can eventually damage the gums and the bone surrounding the teeth.
The following conditions may indicate the presence of gum disease, and a dentist or dental specialist called a periodontist should be consulted. If your gums bleed when brushing teeth, are red, swollen or tender or have pulled away from the teeth this could be a sign of gum disease. Also if one of the following conditions is present: Bad breath that doesn’t go away, pus between teeth and gums, loosing or loss of teeth or a change in the way the teeth fit together when biting or a change in the fit of partial dentures
Remember that pain usually is not present in the early stages of gum disease.
Why not start the new year off right with a routine dental check up. Dr. Carl Holm a Gentle Family Dentist and his staff at Carl Holm Gentle Family Dentistry Pocatello (Carl B Holm DDS,PC) are available to serve you for all your dental needs.
Gentle Family Dentistry is located off E Cedar St in the Alameda neighborhood of Pocatello, ID. The practice is headed
by Dr. Carl Holm, DDS an alumnus of the University of Nebraska Medical Center-Lincoln, as well as Idaho State
University.For more information call 208-233-2525 or visit the URL above.
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