Our experienced periodontists, Dr. Sam Morhaim and Dr. Navid Baradarian, stress the importance of early detection when it comes to periodontal disease. Although the condition originates in the mouth, the condition can cause further systemic damage if left untreated. This is caused by harmful toxins released in the mouth entering the bloodstream, and recent research has linked inflammation as an influencing factor.
What many people do not realize is that gum disease can become a life-threatening health problem when it is not properly managed. As a result, we recommend treatment begin as soon as possible after detection to prevent worsening of both oral and systemic health.
The Mouth Body Connection
Research has proven that oral manifestations from periodontal disease can link to numerous systemic concerns. In fact, our periodontists have found when patients are diagnosed with the condition, this can help in the detection of underlying health problems they may not realize they had. It has been shown that patients with periodontal disease have a heightened risk of developing the following systemic health concerns:
- Heart Disease
- Diabetes and other metabolic disorders
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pregnancy Complications
To protect your overall well-being, and lower your risk of developing these health problems, we emphasize proper oral care and hygiene practices to prevent gum disease. Should you develop the condition, our team utilizes advanced technology for detection and laser gum treatment.
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When you take the right precautions to maintain a healthy mouth, you have a better chance of achieving better overall health. If you would like more information about periodontal disease, or if you wish to set up a consultation with one of our skilled periodontists, please contact us today.