If you have been paying attention to any of the more recent news on dental health, you are probably aware that a lot of research is finding that our oral health is tied to our overall health. This means that if we don’t take good care of our mouths, the resulting diseases that form may end up making us sick or lead to debilitating disease such as osteoporosis, heart disease, pregnancy problems, diabetes, and respiratory diseases. Oh yeah, letting our oral hygiene slip can also result in tooth loss. So why do these things happen? The answer is periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.
Gum disease is a common occurrence in many Americans and research has shown that up to 30% of the population is susceptible to developing gum disease. Gum disease just doesn’t happen to people with poor oral hygiene habits, it can happen to others as well, in particular these people who are genetically susceptible. This is why it is so important to visit your dentist every six months so that they can monitor you for signs of gum disease and other oral health problems. Gum disease affects overall health and is a very serious malady that should be taken care of immediately.
What Do I Do If I Have Gum Disease or Symptoms?
If you are exhibiting the signs of gum disease—bleeding gums during brushing, sensitive or swollen gums, persistent bad breath, or loose teeth—you need to visit a dentist right away. Our Berlin, CT dental office is experienced at diagnosing and providing gum disease therapy so that patients can live healthy once again. Best of all, our gum disease treatments are non-surgical. We utilize effective antibiotic treatments that remedy the effects of gum disease.
If you are one of the many Americans who suffer from the above symptoms or have not visited the dentist for a regular check-up in a while, please contact our office today.