There are quite a few people who believe that gum disease is no big deal, and that it is not going to do anything to them. This is a huge misconception that can have long-term ramifications.
Gum disease can affect not only your teeth and gums, but it can also affect how you live your life. When you no longer have the ability to eat the foods you love or talk without embarrassment, you will begin to see the implications a mouthful of gum disease can have.
Gum Disease Can Hurt a Lot of Your BodyGum disease can impact the health of every part of your mouth. The problem is, it can also impact the health of your entire body. Yes, you may end up losing your teeth, having gums that pull back, or having a jaw bone that deteriorates from gum disease. It happens to a lot of people on a regular basis. However, that is not all that can happen.
Gum disease can also impact the health of your brain by leaving plaque-like deposits in the brain. It can increase your chances of heart disease for the same deposits, just being left in your heart. You can get infections that linger in your lungs and make it to where breathing becomes difficult. All of these illnesses can strip away your quality of life.
When gum disease takes over, you need to get it back under control. The only way to do that is to come in and see us so we can begin a treatment plan. Once your gum disease is being treated, you can then begin to treat the other health challenges it brought with it. Treat your gum disease today, and do not let it impact the overall health of your body or your quality of life.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (832) 975-0990 today.