If you have been told that you have periodontal (gum) disease, you are not alone. Many adults in the U.S. currently have some form of the disease.
Periodontal Diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases teeth are lost.
Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums everyday from this point forward.
Dr. Farber and his team provide a variety of surgical and non-surgical services
We pride ourselves on the fact that we are very conservative in our treatment recommendations and limit surgery to the areas where it is only absolutely necessary.
HALF OF AMERICAN ADULTS SUFFER FROM GUM DISEASE
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show high prevalence of periodontal disease in the U.S. population; American Academy of Periodontology encourages yearly comprehensive periodontal evaluations to assess for disease.
The CDC estimates that 47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis.
GUM DISEASE IN AMERICA
To provide you with a better understanding of periodontics, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to periodontics are discussed.
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