The Importance of Treating Periodontal Diseases

The Importance of Treating Periodontal Diseases

by Stephanie Meadows
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of the American Population has gum periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease. The scary thing is, not everyone knows that they actually have it until the symptoms are pretty bad. Therefore, the American Academy of Periodontology encourages that people have yearly comprehensive periodontal evaluations to assess for the disease.