According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of American adults over the age of thirty have periodontal or gum disease. That equates to approximately 47.2 percent of the adult population, and that figure jumps to more than 70 percent for people over the age of 65. Now, there is also research to show that there is an increased risk of oral cancer with periodontal disease or tooth loss. For this reason, your periodontist in Worcester, Dr. Handsman or Dr. Jenny, routinely conduct oral cancer screenings whenever they see a patient for periodontal care. Read on to learn more about the link between periodontal disease and oral cancer.
June 20, 2017
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