Pick heads or tails, and flip a coin. That’s pretty close to the likelihood that anyone you know has gum disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 47.2 percent of American adults have this periodontal disease. That risk increases as you get older. The CDC also reported that 70.1 percent of people 65 and older have some form of gum disease.
Thankfully, gum disease treatment is available without surgery. We use the LANAP® procedure in our dentist office in San Antonio. This treatment uses laser dentistry to evaporate infected tissue. That means you won’t need stitches, and you can recover faster, too.