Periodontal disease is often referred to as gum disease and is a common condition where proper oral hygiene and dental care are not maintained. Much research and a wide variety of studies have shown that periodontal disease can be directly linked to everything from cardiovascular disease to arthritis and diabetes as well as a wide range of other common diseases. Regular dental checkups and a good home dental care program can greatly reduce the chances of contracting the periodontal disease as well as other associated health-related problems as discussed here. Other than the related diseases mentioned above linking to periodontal disease, let's get to know more of the side effects of gum disease.
Affect The Overall Appearance Of Teeth And One’s Self-Confidence
Those who smoke and those who have diabetes as well as people with high blood pressure and arthritis may be more susceptible to periodontal disease and a wide range of other health related problems. While periodontal disease can be responsible for other health related problems throughout the body it also can affect the appearance of teeth and one’s self-confidence. Treating periodontal disease quickly as possible is one of the best ways to reduce the chances of any corollary related diseases. Untreated periodontal disease can cause everything from kidney disease to oral cancer and diabetes as well as even Alzheimers, studies suggest.
Swollen Gums As Well As Pain While Chewing
By having regular routine dental checkups you can be sure that periodontal disease will be detected in the earliest stages. There are several symptoms to be aware of when it comes to periodontal disease. This includes everything from bad breath to swollen gums as well as pain while chewing. More serious cases of gum disease include loss of teeth as well as receding gums. A thorough examination by your dental care provider including x-rays is one of the best ways to detect gum disease before it becomes a serious problem. Keep in mind that even with advanced stages of gum disease there are treatments that are highly effective at reversing the disease. Talk with your Pinole dentists, Dr. Azadeh Hosseini and Ghazal Hosseini at Top Pinole Dental for more information on the side effects of gum disease that can have a direct impact on overall health.