Gum disease (periodontal disease) can affect the entire body. Current studies have shown a link between gum disease and diabetes, heart disease, alzeimers, stroke, and premature delivery of children. People who are having artificial joint replacement therapy must have their teeth professionally cleaned before undergoing surgery.
Gum disease is caused by bacterial under the gums. The body responds to the toxins the bacteria secrete in two ways. In the short term you body will send blood to the infection. This is why your gums bleed. In the long term the bacteria under the gums attaches itself to the tooth. Now your body sees the source of toxins as the tooth itself. So at this point you body will release enzymes to destroy the tissues surrounding the tooth because your body cannot tell the difference between the tooth and the bacteria that is attached to the tooth. Your body will get rid of infection by kicking that infected tooth out of your mouth. This is Periodontitis or gum disease.
Treating gum disease is the foundation of our practice and we pride ourselves in treating and preventing this disease through education and oral health instruction so that our patients can maintain optimal oral health. Contact Dr. Aryani for further information.