Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults. It’s also alarmingly common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of all adults have some form of gum (periodontal) disease.
These statistics are why our Attleboro, MA dentists take gum disease so seriously! In fact, we have a gum disease specialist, or periodontist, on staff. Dr. Fayez Badlissi underwent several years of additional training beyond dental school to specialize in identifying and treating gum disease.