Can Lasers Really Regenerate Teeth?
Yet many people today donā??t appreciate the importance of his message. Today, tooth decay affects 96 per cent of the population. Two out of five North Americans over age 19 have lost teeth. And among those over age 65, one in five have no teeth, often due to gum disease.
Dental rust, known as periodontal gum disease (PGD), is an insidious process. In its early stages the gum turns from a natural pink to red. Later, small spaces form between the gum and tooth. Called gingivitis, the condition is not usually painful and can remain unnoticed for many years.
However, gingivitis usually turns into periodontitis, and the gum starts to pull away from the crown and root of the tooth creating deep pockets in which bacteria accumulate. The end result is that the firm supporting structures of the teeth are destroyed.