Gum Disease Impacts Oral and Systemic Health
Impacting nearly 75 percent of patients, gum disease is a serious health concern that affects the smile, oral health and even general well-being. Gum disease is the result of toxins produced by harmful oral bacteria that reside beneath the gum line. These toxins lead the body to destroy bone and gum tissues that support the teeth and continue to cause damage until the disease process is arrested. Without proper and timely care, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, more extensive treatment and a host of systemic health concerns.
Recent scientific evidence reveals a link between gum disease and other general health problems. These systemic conditions include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain cancers, dementia and pregnancy complications, among others. At Advanced Dental Care of Falmouth, our board certified periodontist and team are committed to helping patients prevent the spread of gum disease and save their oral and general health from the destructive effects of this progressive disease. We perform routine gum disease screenings to identify signs and symptoms and effective treatment to stop the infection as early as possible.