NYTimes.com: The ‘Quiet Disease’ Lingering in Our Mouths
Dr. Andrew's Takeaways:
The following article is a good summary of the subject that we have been discussing more and more with our patients. Gum disease, unlike root canals and some cavities, usually does not hurt and progresses unbeknownst to the patient. This is one of the challenges in diagnosing, or picking up on the disease, and in suggesting treatment to our patients. The article is a good review of the disease process, and the importance of not letting gum disease go undiagnosed and untreated.