Posted on 6/20/2019 by Select Care Dental
|There are a lot of symptoms of gum disease that can interfere with what a person does. Loose or lost teeth, strange tastes in the mouth and pain are just a few of the symptoms of gum disease.
While people focus on what gum disease does to their oral health, they do not always realize the impact it has on the overall health of the body. Because it can affect other areas, it makes sense to wonder if treating gum disease can help the rest of the body feel better.
How Gum Disease Affects the Body
Gum disease is an infection. It can have a negative impact on the body in many different ways. It can cause blood vessels to constrict which can impact heart and brain health. It can make it difficult to control diabetes. Gum disease can lead to trouble with rheumatoid arthritis. Gum disease is an infection that can spread throughout the body.
Gum disease also impacts oral health. Loose and lost teeth, pain and other problems are all associated with gum disease. Because of all the problems that gum disease can create, it is important to get treatment.
How Treatment Helps
The sooner you get treatment for gum disease, the less damage it can cause. Treating gum disease can lower the risk for all the problems that it can cause. The treatment also does something else. It helps a person restore their oral health. The treatment can help the person keep their teeth or can prevent pain and swelling that makes it difficult to chew or talk.
When you treat gum disease, you will make it easier to eat the foods that your body needs for good health. The treatment will not only improve the health of your gums, but will improve your overall oral health. All these things will help your entire body both physically and mentally.
For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.