Periodontal Disease: Symptoms And Systemic Diseases
Periodontal Disease which is also often referred to as gum disease is a major oral health issue especially because if it is left untreated and allowed to advance it can affect your overall health. In addition, when it comes to being proactive about not developing periodontal disease it’s highly important that you have a better understanding of how periodontal disease starts, what the symptoms are, as well as the health issues are associated with periodontal disease. To learn more please review the paragraphs listed below:
How Does Periodontal Disease Start?
Periodontal disease starts out in its initial stage as gingivitis. This occurs when there is an excessive amount of plaque on your gums. Also, plaque causes the gum tissue to become irritated and inflamed. This can overtime lead to various symptoms occurring. Additionally, the best way to prevent gingivitis from developing into a more advanced stage would be to remove plaque from the teeth and gums.
What Are the Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?
There are several key symptoms to watch out for in order to know if you have gum disease, including:
- Persistent bleeding gums
- Swollen or tender gums
- Recession of the gums
- Pus around the gums
If you notice any of these symptoms it would be good to schedule an appointment with a periodontist:
What Health Issues Are Associated With Periodontal Disease?
As mentioned previously periodontal disease can is an oral health disease but your oral health is also closely connected with your overall health. This means that if you develop an issue with your oral health overtime this can cause you to develop other health issues associated with your overall health. This is because the bacteria that is developed from periodontal disease can overtime spread to the rest of your body through your bloodstream if it is left untreated. Some of the systemic diseases that could develop as a result are a stroke or a heart attack. To avoid these health issues, make an appointment with us.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you are in need of periodontal disease treatment, then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our office to schedule your consultation. When it comes to periodontal disease it’s better to be proactive.
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