The Health of Your Body Depends on the Health of Your Gums

Gum disease is a serious issue. It can be responsible for tooth loss, which is devastating enough on its own, but it can also be responsible for other health problems. Are you taking care of your gums? At Excellence in Dentistry, we serve Cottage Grove and Madison, WI as well as the surrounding areas with a variety of dental health and wellness services. Periodontal services are an increasingly busy part of our practice as more people than ever are gaining an awareness of the vital importance of gum health.

There is an increasing amount of information being disseminated about the connection between gum disease and other health issues. Gum health could be connected with your overall health, wellness, and longevity.Periodontal disease and tooth decay are the two biggest threats to dental health and are mostly seen in adults. Half of Americans aged 30 or older – 64.7 million people – have periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease.

Periodontal Disease and Other Diseases

If you suffer from periodontal disease, it is important to be aware of the systemic links that exist between gum disease and other health conditions. Studies show that people who suffer from periodontal disease may be at risk for developing further health complications in the future. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, respiratory infection, preterm pregnancy and increased effects of osteoporosis on the body are just a few of the health conditions that have been linked to periodontal disease. These complications, known as systemic links, can be prevented by treating your gum disease with appropriate procedures and hygienic care.

In addition to heart disease, cancer and diabetes, periodontal disease could be linked to pregnancy complications, osteoporosis, respiratory disease and many other health problems.

At Excellence in Dentistry, we care about your health as much as we care about your smile. We offer a variety of periodontal services to help keep your gums healthy, halt the progression of gum disease, or, restore your health after signs of advanced gum disease.

Make an appointment with us today to assess your gums. We use state-of-the-art equipment, such as PerioLase, and our team has a commitment to ongoing training and education in all areas of oral health as well as how oral health connects to other health issues. Excellence in Dentistry – your best choice for periodontal services in Madison and Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

Take care of your gums; your overall health depends on it!