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Boise, Idaho 83713

Gum Disease can be Sneaky

October 6, 2012
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Posted By: David Cantwell, DDS
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What is Gum Disease?

Gingivitis or Gum Disease is an infection of the gum tissues. Periodontitis or Jaw Bone Disease occurs when the bone holding your teeth becomes infected and dissolves away. These diseases can affect just a few specific teeth or your entire mouth. They can range from early, mild (non-painful) stage to an advanced very damaging and painful condition with loss of teeth, and bacteria that affect your heart and other areas of body. Gum Disease in Boise Idaho is sneaky. Well, it’s sneaky everywhere, but maybe even more in Boise. I see lots of it.

A new study involving over 3,500 people discovered that almost half of all Americans over the age of 30 have the more serious bone disease. Because the earlier stages are non-painful many patients go undiagnosed. If diagnosed patients commonly do not accept treatment thinking it does not hurt so “it must not be serious,” the disease progresses until serious damage occurs resulting in pain, infection, tooth loss, and great financial cost is incurred. The patient looses teeth and needs gum surgery or and dental implants.

Periodontal Treatment in Boise ID

Here at Atlantis Dental Care we are dedicated to keeping your gums healthy and clean, and offer periodontal deep cleainings, and treatment for gum disease. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our Boise office!

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