Periodontal Disease Treatment in Miami, FL
The Body-Mouth Connection
Periodontal Disease can have devastating effects on your teeth and gums in the form of tooth and bone loss. More importantly, however, chronic periodontal disease can have serious consequences when it comes to overall systemic health.
Chronic Periodontal Disease has been linked in multiple studies to:
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Pregnancy Complications
- Certain Cancers
Approximately 60% of the people in the United States are affected by periodontal disease, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research
Periodontal Disease is the most common disease found in the United States. Bacteria caused by periodontal disease is easily able to enter the bloodstream and infect the heart causing people with periodontal disease to be up to 2 times more likely to have heart disease and up to 3 times more likely to have a stroke than people with healthy gums, according to studies. The same studies also found that undergoing periodontal diseases treatments significantly reduced oral and heart inflammation and ultimately decreased the risk of heart disease.
Symptoms of periodontal disease can include halitosis or bad breath, bleeding or tender gums, receding gums, or loose teeth. Patients often notice swelling and inflammation of the gums in the areas between the teeth where periodontal disease typically begins. If you have any of those symptoms, please contact us today to set up a consultation and discuss options for periodontal disease treatment.