Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is something that 75% of people in
the United States have had issues with. Gum disease is an infection in the gums, and therefore also in the bones once it
gets to be rather severe. This causes bone loss down into and around each of the
teeth. When that happens, bacteria gets into your bone and blood stream and can
become a system problem, not just an oral problem.
How Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health.
At Love Smiles Dentistry we stay informed of the latest
scientific research available in the field of dentistry. We now know that if you
have an unhealthy mouth you are at risk for developing serious systemic illnesses
like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pre-term labor, as well as auto-immune and
inflammatory diseases.There is also ongoing research correlating periodontis with alzheimers and parkinson’s disease. Improving the health of your mouth can reduce your risk for future illness, reduce the negative impact your
current illness is having on your body, can reduce the amount of medication you
need, and in some cases can actually reverse your illness entirely.
If you have been told you need a deep cleaning or gum surgery, we recommend you
schedule a consultation with us today.