Gum disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease. However, warning signs of gum disease include the following: Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouthBleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard foodGums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the … Continue reading Gum disease symptoms!!
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Gum disease risk factors The main cause of periodontal (gum) disease is plaque, but other factors affect the health of your gums. Age Studies indicate that older people have the highest rates of periodontal disease. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that over 70% of Americans 65 and older have periodontitis. … Continue reading Gum disease: risk factors!!
What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious inflammatory disorder that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or … Continue reading Gum disease: the silent killer!
Hypoglycemia is a common problem in diabetic patients and in the seriously ill patient because of the combination of medical conditions and the use of multiple medications, particularly insulin. Hypoglycemia is much more likely to be encountered in the dental office than are complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state. Although the purpose … Continue reading Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar): Sign and Symptoms and Management!!