If you said YES then you may have a serious infectious, contagious, inflammatory disease that requires immediate treatment. Periodontal disease is the result of bacteria collecting on the surfaces of the teeth as well as above and below the gum line. The disease destroys gums and bone and is the main cause of adult tooth loss. The harm from this disease also extends beyond the mouth, as the bacteria can travel to the bloodstream, which allows it to infect any major organ. Watch the video below on the research that has linked cardiovascular disease to periodontal disease.
You are not alone. At Dr. Zak Dental Care we can combat this problem with a personalized treatment plan to eradicate the infection in your gums and teeth.