Better Health in Plymouth
You don’t really think of them much unless you slip with the toothbrush or if they bleed, but your gums are a very important part of your mouth. And keeping them healthy is vital to your entire body’s well-being. That’s why Plymouth Station Dental offers gum & bone disease therapy to get your gums healthy and free of periodontal disease.
What Problems Can Periodontal Disease Cause?
- Pregnant women who have periodontal disease may be more likely to have a baby that is born too early and too small.
- Periodontal infection has been shown in several studies to have an adverse affect on glycemic control in people with diabetes.
- Gum disease has been directly linked to a higher risk for all kinds of cancers including blood cancers, lung cancers, pancreatic cancers, kidney cancers and tongue cancer.
- The risk for heart disease is doubled by periodontal disease because of increased levels of C-reactive protein, one of the known factors in cardiovascular diseases.
And this is just the beginning of the information. Every study seems to show more links between gum health and whole body health.
If you already have an active gum infection, we can treat and heal your gums with a variety of new technologies, such as ultrasonic scalers to deep clean with sound waves for effective and gentle scaling and root planing. Powerful antibiotics, such as Arestin, kill bacteria under the gum line with microspheres that stay under the gums for up to 21 days.
If you suspect that you have any level of gum disease or if it has been a while since your last cleaning, please give us a call. It could protect your teeth and your health!