The Oral Systemic Effects Of Gum Disease

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Gum Disease It’s widely known that gum disease if left untreated can have a long-lasting negative impact on your oral health. However, it’s less known that the impact gum disease has on your oral health can have an even larger impact on your overall health. This is because the health of your mouth is directly connected to the health of your entire body because your system is interconnected.

Prevention When it comes to avoiding developing gum disease it is important to know that the number one method is prevention. This is because when it comes to the prevention of gum disease it’s very important that you are brushing and flossing properly in order to lower your chances of developing gum disease. This includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing after meals.

Systemic Effects If gum disease does develop and it is allowed to advance, then it can lead to other systemic diseases. This is because the bacteria that develops within the mouth after gum disease begins will enter into the bloodstream and then spread to the rest of the body causing you to then develop other systemic diseases such as diabetes or even heart disease. This is why it is very beneficial to know what symptoms to look out for when it comes to gum disease development.

Symptoms and Treatment If you are in the beginning stage of experiencing gum disease, then there are certain symptoms you should look out for and they start with changes in your gums. Gum changes that you may start to experience include gum recession, bleeding, tenderness, swelling, or redness. Also, although you may experience pain not all patients experience pain in relation to gum disease development.

Schedule Your Consultation If you are in need of gum disease treatment then it would beneficial if you contacted our office. This allows our doctor to examine you and provide you with gum disease treatment if needed.

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