Recognizing Links Between Gum Disease And Overall Health
Posted March 31, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
Problems with your oral health do not necessarily stop at your oral health. Certain issues can carry over and affect your larger health. You should also know that if you have a change in your general health, it may have an effect on your oral health. One condition that can cause a number of complications is gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, which means an existing risk can become even steeper. It can also make preexisting diabetes more difficult to manage. A Perio Tray can help you fight back against gum disease, and keep your health under better control.
A lack of pain in your gums is not a sign of their good health. Gum disease is asymptomatic, which means that it does not cause you to experience discomfort. However, it can cause your gums to swell. They can also be more likely to bleed when you clean your teeth, and have a redder appearance. At its most severe, gum disease can cause you to lose teeth. If this has already occurred, you may need a dental bridge to fill a gap in your smile.
Did you know that in some cases, taking medication can raise your cavity risk? Dry mouth can occur as the result of taking some medications – with less saliva, you have less natural defense against tooth decay. You may have to increase the frequency of your regular teeth cleanings. An increase in dental visits if you have dry mouth can mean spotting developing cavities and treating them while they can still be fixed with a filling.