While it’s relatively common knowledge that gum disease causes bad breath, sensitivity, bleeding, and even tooth loss, its systemic effects are not as widely known. At Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry in Glenpool, OK, Dr. Parnam Mohanna and Dr. Dalia Georgy offer an extensive range of preventive and family dentistry services, including periodontal therapy. Today, we’d like to discuss some of the lesser known effects of gum disease and how they impact our overall well-being.
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
The bacteria that cause gum disease are capable of causing damage to other tissues and organs located throughout your body. When these bacteria are allowed to enter the bloodstream through your infected gingival tissue, a variety of complications can result. In fact, untreated periodontal disease has been linked to the following health issues:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Blood and pancreatic cancer
- Kidney problems
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Preterm delivery and low infant birth weight
Fortunately, keeping your gums free of infectious bacteria is as easy as keeping to a stringent home hygiene routine and visiting our office twice per year for a thorough cleaning. If you do succumb to gum disease, however, we can help manage it with periodontal therapy. In some cases, more frequent deep cleanings are all that is necessary to halt the progression of gum disease.
Schedule Your Next Visit Today
Has it been more than six months since your last checkup and cleaning at Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry? If so, there’s never been a better time to put your oral health back on the right track. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with our caring, experienced team. Our Glenpool, OK dental office is privileged to serve the complete oral healthcare needs of families from throughout the surrounding areas of Tulsa, Sapulpa, Jenks, Bixby, Mounds, Okmulgee, Keifer, and more. We genuinely look forward to helping you reduce your risk of these and other complications associated with periodontal disease.