How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

gum disease treatment MonktonA healthy smile needs decay-free teeth and healthy gums. At Brentwood Dental Designs – Tamatha L Johnson DDS serving Epping, we’ve seen a variety of issues in our patients’ gums.

Which of the items below are risk factors for gum disease (periodontitis)?

a. Pregnancy
b. Overbite
c. Diabetes
d. Heredity

All of the above. Pregnancy, menopause, or any other condition that causes hormonal changes is a risk factor as is any type of malocclusion.

Which of the following are possible signs of gum disease?

a. Teeth that appear longer
b. A change in the way dentures fit
c. Bad breath
d. Sore gums

All of the above. Note: some patients don’t see any symptoms.

Which of the following are possible health problems linked to untreated gum disease?

a. Asthma
b. Low birth weight babies
c. Parkinson’s disease
d. Stroke

a,b, and d are all possible health problems.

What percentage of people age 65+ have gum disease?

a. 5%
b. 12%
c. 25%
d. 50%

C. 25%

Which of the following procedures are used for gum disease?

a. Scaling and root planing
b. Soft tissue grafting
c. Flap surgery
d. Flip surgery

A, b, and C.

Brentwood Dental Designs – Tamatha L Johnson DDS serving Epping and Exeter provides gum disease treatmentdental implants as well as other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call us today and see how we can help you smile!

Contact Brentwood Dental Designs – Tamatha L Johnson DDS:

(603) 932-6169

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1 Brickyard Square, Ste 5
Epping, New Hampshire
03042