Getting to the Heart of Periodontal Disease

Getting to the Heart of Periodontal Disease

You’ve already heard about how hard gum disease can be on your smile. That it causes bone loss, gum recession, and even the total loss of teeth. But that isn’t all there is to it. In fact, just the presence of periodontal disease inside of your mouth can be dangerous to the rest of your body. You see, the bacteria that reside under the swollen, infected gum tissues are capable of spreading into your bloodstream. This allows the biofilm to travel to other parts of your body, even lodging itself in places throughout your cardiovascular system.

Patients with active, unmanaged gum disease are clinically shown to have a greater risk of things like:

  • Heart attacks
  • Stroke
  • Premature labor
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Erectile dysfunction

First Things First
Dental operationBy eliminating your periodontal disease, you can decrease the strain on your immune system and make it easier for your body to manage other health conditions. Otherwise these other medical issues may never resolve, due to the increased level of bacteria in general.

Streamline Dentists recommend a periodontal scaling and root planing, otherwise known as a “deep cleaning” to help manage and reverse your periodontal infection. Deep cleanings remove loose and calcified bacterial deposits around the roots of the teeth, providing you with a clean environment that promotes tissue reattachment. We are currently offering a 25% off periodontal scaling procedures to all of our Streamline Dental patients.

If you’re experiencing signs of gum disease like bleeding during flossing, swollen gums or bad breath, then it’s time to call Streamline today. A simple exam is all that is needed to get you on the right track to a healthier mouth and a healthier life.

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