Systemic Health & Periodontal Disease
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body, Healthy You
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Your mouth is the window to your body and health. Infection and inflammation in the mouth — like that caused by periodontal (gum) disease — can affect the health of your entire body.
At our Roswell and Midtown Atlanta offices, we’re committed to helping you achieve total systemic health. Our periodontal team is here to keep your gums healthy, reducing your risk of getting sick and improving your ability to fight off a virus.
Gum disease has been linked to health issues such as…
- 64.7 million Americans have gum disease
- 91% of people with cardiovascular disease also have periodontitis
- Periodontal disease can worsen conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Gum disease can correlate to diabetes
- Men with gum disease are more likely to develop cancer
The mouth-body connection
Our mouths are full of bacteria — some are harmless, and some are problematic. Without good oral hygiene, “bad bacteria” can cause serious issues in your mouth like tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Additionally, studies suggest that some people are genetically predisposed to gum disease. You could have perfect brushing and flossing habits and still develop periodontitis!
Regardless of the cause, when you’re suffering from an oral health issue like periodontal disease, the “bad” bacteria and inflammation that’s present in your mouth leads to problems for the rest of your body.
There are 2 prominent theories on how this happens:
1. Immune system response
Gum disease can lower your body’s ability to fight off other infections and inflammation in the body. Some people have a particularly lower immune response to gum disease bacteria. Additionally, when fighting gum disease, your immune system releases a combination of enzymes and chemicals. Some researchers believe these chemicals can contribute to chronic issues like heart disease.
2. Oral bacteria, plaque and calculus infect other tissues
Gum disease bacteria can travel and infect other tissues, including your heart, liver, and gut. Oral bacteria has even been found in respiratory fluid cultures taken from nursing home patients with pneumonia and other respiratory infections.
Reducing your risk of COVID-19 and other viruses
Don’t let your oral health affect your ability to fight off a virus and stay healthy. With gum disease and periodontal concerns, the sooner we address the issue, the better.
We offer both surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy in Midtown Atlanta and Roswell. From prevention and diagnosis to repair and rejuvenation — our comprehensive services are meant to help you ensure total health.
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