Glendale dentist, Dr. Leo Aghajanian, believes patients should take good care of their smile. But not just because of periodontal disease and cavities. Many patients are unaware of the oral-systemic connection which can result in a number of medical conditions. Oral inflammation can have a negative impact on your overall health and wellness and studies continue to show the connection between various conditions such as heart disease and strokes with the presence of periodontal disease.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection in the mouth. It can result from poor oral health habits and the formation of bacteria. Once bacteria forms, the infection has begun. Patients may notice their gums become red and swollen and they are having difficulty combatting bad breath. Bleedings while brushing and flossing is often a complaint of patients who have the earlier stages of periodontitis. As soon as these symptoms arise, patients should get to their dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation. If periodontal disease is diagnosed, treatment should begin.
What is the treatment for periodontal disease?
Treatment may include antibiotics, dental cleanings, and scaling and root planing.
How does periodontal disease affect the rest of my body?
Infection can occur anywhere in the body and then travel through the bloodstream to other organs. When patients have oral health issues such as infection and inflammation, this is carried to the rest of the body. Patients with periodontal disease may have other issues occurring elsewhere in the body as a result of the infection present in the mouth. This is why diagnosis, treatment, and prevention are so important.
At Precision Dental, Dr. Leo Aghajanian and his team work together to improve the health and wellness of the patient mouth as well as the patient body. If you are concerned about inflammation carrying through the oral systemic connection, we welcome you to book an appointment for an initial consultation visit and evaluation to determine if you are struggling with the formation of periodontal disease and bacteria in the mouth and body. Call the practice at (818) 545-8923 or visit personally at 411 N Central Avenue, Suite #245.Glendale, CA.
Location: 411 N Central Ave Suite #245, Glendale, CA 91203