Active gum disease causes tooth loss and can significantly impact your overall health. With timely periodontal treatments, Midland Park, NJ dentists can help you reduce the risk to your smile and your body.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Let Veenstra Family Dental know if you’re exhibiting any of the following symptoms of a chronic gum infection:
Gums that bleed each time you brush or floss
Sensitive or swollen gum tissues
A foul taste in your mouth
How Gum Disease Affects Your Body
Periodontitis isn’t a condition that’s isolated to your teeth. The bacteria causing the gum infection can spread through diseased tissues directly into your cardiovascular system, lodging itself inside of your heart and blood vessels. As your immune system becomes strained, the severity of gum disease is directly tied to an elevated risk of health conditions such as:
Premature labor and preeclampsia
Infertility (both men and women)
Fortunately, reversing gum disease can consequently help to improve your overall health and make it easier for your body to address secondary medical issues you may be struggling with.
Schedule a Periodontal Screening Every Six Months
Veenstra Family Dental completes a gum disease screening as part of every new patient exam and checkup. If it’s been longer than six months since your past visit, we encourage you to call and book an exam today. It won’t just save your smile, it could help save your life!