The Leading Cause of Tooth Loss

There are over 64 million American adults struggling with the effects of gum disease. As the leading cause of tooth loss, this progressive infection attacks the teeth, gum tissues, bone and other supporting structures of the mouth. Seeking treatment as soon as possible is critical to protect your smile; however, gum disease is often asymptomatic in the beginning stages, so many patients may not exhibit any symptoms until it progresses. If symptoms are present, you may experience the following that indicate it is time to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors:

  • Persistent Bad Breath
  • Red, Swollen or Bleeding Gums
  • Gum Recession
  • Teeth That Appear Longer
  • Loose or Shifting Teeth

Dr. Joshua Van Horn Discusses the Importance of Treating Gum Disease

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