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What is gum disease and how can it be cured?

Gum disease, also knows as periodontal disease, is something that 75% of people in the United States have had issues with. There are different varying degrees of gum disease, and it’s actually the most common reason that adults lose their teeth.

Gum disease is an infection in the gums, and therefore also in the bones once it gets to be rather severe. This causes bone loss down into and around each of the teeth. When that happens, bacteria gets into your bone and blood stream and can become a system problem, not just an oral problem.

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DID YOU KNOW? At Mid-Columbia Dental, we offer leading-edge conservative periodontal treatments like Perio Protect trays to improve the health of your gums.

How Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health

At Mid-Columbia Dental we stay informed of the latest scientific research available in the field of dentistry. We now know that if you have an unhealthy mouth you are at risk for developing serious systemic illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pre-term labor, as well as auto-immune and inflammatory diseases. To learn more visit our Complete Health Dentistry page. If you already have a systemic illness and – on top of that – your mouth is unhealthy, it puts you at a higher risk of dying and developing crippling disabilities associated with your illness. Improving the health of your mouth can reduce your risk for future illness, reduce the negative impact your current illness is having on your body, can reduce the amount of medication you need, and in some cases can actually reverse your illness entirely.

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Convenient Locations in Pasco & Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, WA

2620 S. Williams Pl., Suite 120
Kennewick, WA


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PASCO, WA

6825 Burden Blvd., Suite B
Pasco, WA


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