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Gum Disease Dangers

Gum Disease Is Linked to Serious Health Complications and Is The Leading Cause of Tooth Loss

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Gum Disease is Linked to Serious Health Risks

Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk for many serious health complications, including:

  • Heart Disease
  • Premature Birth or Low Birth-Weight Babies
  • Stroke
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Memory Loss or Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Head and Neck Cancer

Preserving Your Health with Gum Disease Treatment for Sacramento, CA

Dangers of Gum Disease Sacramento, CA By providing gum disease treatment for Sacramento, CA patients, Dr. Jonathan Szymanowski and Dr. C. Thaddeus Szymanowski are not only protecting oral health, but overall physical health as well. Many patients are not aware of the risks that a periodontal infection can pose to their quality of life. In fact, poor oral health can have many severe consequences that extend beyond the teeth and gums. Here is a brief summary of the different ways in which gum disease can affect your health:

How It Affects Your Oral Health

Gum disease can affect your oral health in several different ways. During the initial stages of infection, you will probably notice symptoms such as bad breath, swelling, and bleeding gums. As the disease progresses, your gum line can begin to recede and leave larger areas of the teeth visible. For some patients, this can be cosmetically displeasing. It can also make your teeth more sensitive to touch and hot or cold temperatures. During the later stages of infection, the tissue and bone structures that give your teeth support will become permanently damaged. Your teeth will likely begin to loosen and possibly fall out. At this point, it becomes absolutely necessary to contact Drs. Szymanowski about laser gum surgery available for Sacramento, CA patients in order to save your teeth and jaw bone.

How It Affects Your Body

Untreated gum disease can also have severe effects on your physical health. Experts have recently uncovered links between bacteria in the mouth and diseases such as pancreatic cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Additionally, gum disease also creates a risk of premature delivery for pregnant women. If you are suffering from moderate to severe gum disease, laser gum surgery can be received at the office of Drs. Szymanowski in Sacramento, CA.

Getting Treated

The key to preventing gum disease from affecting your life is to have it treated as early as possible. By keeping an eye out for early warning signs such as inflammation or bleeding while brushing and flossing, you can help preserve your oral and physical health. For more information about gum disease treatment, contact Drs. Szymanowski and schedule your consultation in Sacramento, CA today!