About This Video: Part 6 – What You Should Know About Gum Disease
I speak in general terms here.
It is very interesting to find a new dentist who is helping patients with prevention. There are not so many out there, as far as I can tell.
I was listening to a doctor on a video saying that he found a better way than extracts and implants. Patient education is quite important.
However, the problem remains widespread today.
Dental professionals tell us that up to 75 or even 80% of people have some form of gum disease right now.
That’s a lot of people. Most people don’t think they are inside the 75% but 3 out of every 4 people are – almost regardless of what they think or what they have been told.
How Do You Really Know If You Have Gum Disease Or Not
You really don’t want to rely on someone to give you a subjective opinion on this one. Some practitioners have been known to wait and not spring the bad news on you until it is time for an expensive treatment!
I have experienced this myself and that is a major reason I decided to write the book: What You Should Know About Gum Disease.
Unfortunately, even the clinics that bill themselves as “alternative” often rely on expensive diagnostic equipment and treatments – even if those treatments are deemed to be more ‘natural’.
I can only tell you that I have put valuable information in this book. It’s not just about what to do, but also gives you an understanding so that you can have the background knowledge that will empower you to better evaluate the opinions you receive and hear.
So, if you really want to know the state of your gum health, you need the OBJECTIVE measurement of your PERIODONTAL POCKET DEPTHS.
Most dental professionals will view anything above four millimeters as a problem.
So, by knowing these numbers you can track not only whether you have a problem or not, but you can also track your improvement (or lack thereof).
I have heard from people, plus I have my own experience with the “best tool” listed above to know that it can have the effect of reducing those pockets.
When you are at three and below, generally speaking, most dental health professionals will say that your gums are ‘healthy’.
Although, that is also kind of a misnomer. You will need to always watch those pocket depths. The tool mentioned above can help you to keep them at “healthy” levels. It has done so for me personally.
I speak in general terms only here. Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should still be directed to your dental practitioner of choice.
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PS: Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and implants are expensive and ‘can be’ problematic. Sometimes, they take more than one try to ‘stick’. Painful? Expensive? Ouch…