Periodontal disease is the 6th most prevalent disease worldwide.
Over 47% of American adults suffer from periodontal disease.
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%).