According to the CDC, 26% of adults between 65 and 74 have lost all of their natural teeth. Are you putting yourself at risk to become one of them by leaving your periodontal disease untreated?
What happens if chronic gum disease goes untreated?
Maybe you don’t like going to the dentist. Maybe you’ve noticed some of the symptoms of periodontal disease, like tender gums or persistent bad breath, but you aren’t in pain. Maybe you just don’t think you have the time to make an appointment. Does it really matter if you leave your gum disease untreated?
Mild gum disease is still gum disease. It may be easy enough to ignore the signs while they aren’t causing you pain, but if your mild periodontal disease develops into moderate or severe form, you’ll be wishing you’d taken care of it before it became too late.
Unfortunately, leaving periodontal disease untreated can lead to severe tooth decay and missing teeth. That can negatively affect your career. Patients with missing teeth often report feelings of embarrassment and even problems finding a job.
Don’t wait until the pain becomes unbearable. Fill out the form on the right to schedule your first visit and make sure you don’t become a statistic for untreated periodontal disease. Or, call us now at 215-898-8965.