The oral systemic link
As your oral health professionals, it is our mission to educate all of our patients on not only the importance of oral health, but the impact that your oral health can have on the rest of your body. Did you know that gum disease significantly increases your risk for many systemic diseases and problems including cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, to name a few?
Think of it this way – the mouth is a gateway to the rest of the body. That’s why nutrition is so important, and that’s why keeping up on your oral health is crucial in maintaining optimum overall health – especially as we age. Any oral disease, including dental caries (decay) or gum disease has a direct pathway for bacteria to travel from the mouth and into the internal organs of the body. Keep your defense strong by keeping your mouth healthy!
It is estimated that up to 80% of Americans have periodontal (gum) disease, ranging from mild to severe. If you notice any of the following symptoms in your gums, call us at Seabreeze Dental in Mattapoisett, MA today.
Gum Disease Symptoms
- Red, puffy gums
- Gums that bleed when brushing
- Loose Teeth
- Gums separating from teeth
Depending on the severity of the periodontal disease, there are different treatment options that can be explored. Often times, surgery is not necessary. A consultation at our Mattapoisett dentist office with our doctor can determine the best course of action for you—we tailor each treatment plan specifically for each patient.
If you have any questions about gum disease, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Mattapoisett dentist, at Seabreeze Dental, please contact our office today at (508) 758-4818, or request an appointment online!