Gum Disease and Systematic Health

Commonly, gum disease is known to have adverse effects on your oral health, causing issues such as halitosis, shifting teeth, and tooth loss. However, most patients are unaware of the effects that gum disease can have on the body. Maintaining healthy gums and teeth can help minimize your risk of developing severe health concerns in the future.

Gum Disease and The Body

Gum disease is commonly described as a bacterial infection of the gums. If gum disease is not treated, the bacteria in the gums can travel to other parts of the body. For some patients, gum disease may cause noticeable symptoms. For other patients, gum disease may not present any noticeable symptoms which may lead patients to believe they have excellent oral health.

Scheduling routine visits to our Plano, TX dental office allows Dr. Jacob Grapevine, DDS to examine the teeth and gums for any signs of dysfunction. Early diagnosis of gum disease allows patients to receive conservative, effective treatment. The longer gum disease is left untreated; the more likely complex issues will develop.

Recent studies have suggested that gum disease may be linked to severe health concerns like:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Oral Cancer
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Attack
  • Arthritis
  • Pregnancy Complications

Undergoing periodontal therapy can help restore health and function back to the teeth and gums. Dr. Grapevine can work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your dental needs. Our goal is to restore health to your gums and help you make more informed choices regarding your oral health.

In our Plano, TX dental office we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and dental implant services. We provide exceptional dental care to patients of all ages. If you have not visited the dentist in the past six months, we suggest you schedule an appointment with Dr. Grapevine. To schedule an appointment, call (972) 268-6480 or schedule an appointment online.