Gum Health Overview: Gum Inflammation and Disease
Gum health: gum inflammation and disease
Gum or periodontal disease is a widespread problem in the UK, affecting 83% of adults1 despite being reversible in its early stages.2 With daily brushing and flossing, and regular professional cleaning, plaque-induced gingival inflammation can often be resolved if identified early.2 However, when left untreated, gingivitis can progress into chronic periodontitis, leading to gingival recession and, in severe cases, tooth loss.2
Find out more about gum health conditions in patients.
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Causes and mechanisms
Find out about the causes and mechanisms behind periodontal disease.
Impact on patient quality of life
Find out about the impact periodontal disease has on patients’ daily lives.