Gum (periodontal) disease
An estimated 80% of adults in the United States are afflicted with gum disease in varying forms and gravity. The most simple gum disease is inflammation, or gingivitis, while the more serious ones such as periodontitis can lead to damage to the bone or tooth loss.
When a person is afflicted with gingivitis, his/her gums become swollen and bleed easily. Observing proper oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing can usually remedy this.
However, if left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis. Periodontitis is a serious gum infection caused by chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.
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