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Periodontal disease is the 6th most prevalent disease worldwide.

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Over 47% of American adults suffer from periodontal disease.

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70% of tooth loss in adults is due to periodontal disease.

Prevalence of Periodontal Disease

  • The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2010 study indicated that severe periodontitis was the 6th most prevalent disease worldwide.
  • In 2010, the age-adjusted incidence of severe periodontitis was 701 cases per 100,000 person-years.
  • Between 1990-2010, the age adjusted prevalence of sever periodontitis was 11.2% globally.
  • In 2010, 743 million people suffered from sever periodontitis worldwide.
  • The prevalence of severe periodontitis varies significantly by age and region around the world.
  • In the US, the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES) 2009-2014 indicated that 42% of US adults 30 years or older had periodontal disease: 7.8% with severe periodontitis and 34.4% with mild or moderate periodontitis. The prevalence of periodontitis is higher in men (50.2%), Mexican Americans (59.7%), current smokers (62.4%), low social economic status individuals (60.4%) and diabetic patients (59.9%).