Periodontal disease is the cause of 20 million teeth extracted every year.
Posted Aug 14 2008 10:17am
Approximately 20 million teeth are pulled annually leaving millions of people with less than perfect smiles, social embarrassment, and emotional and psychological issues. Over 75% of the population suffers from periodontal disease in varying stages.
These staggering statistics give way to difficult and sometimes no choices: at least 1-1/2 million people get dentures every year.
Depending on how many teeth are lost in each jaw, millions of people have to make choices ranging from partial dentures, full dentures, and bridges, to the ever-expensive dental implants to improve their self-esteem, appearance, and over-all health.
Focus on the positive changes that will occur in your life with proper periodontal maintenance procedures and necessary replacement teeth.