Know the Consequences of Gum Disease

The Woodlands and Houston, TX

Gum disease can be painful. It can result in swollen and tender gums that bleed easily. It can cause chronic bad breath and leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth. It can also lead to tooth loss and other serious oral health issues. But the consequences of gum disease are not limited to your mouth. In fact a large body of research has found that advanced gum disease can lead to serious and even fatal systemic issues.

The best way to avoid the consequences of gum disease is to treat it in its earliest stages. Houston dentist Dr. Scott Young offers a range of treatment options that can help reverse damage and prevent serious issues from occurring.

Why Worry about Gum Disease

Gum disease is considered a risk factor for:

  • Cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke
  • Respiratory issues
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • Digestive and stomach disorders

Gum disease is also known to cause complications with pregnancy such as premature birth and low birth weight, and may complicate diabetic issues.   If you live in or around Houston and are suffering from gum disease, please contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry to schedule a treatment consultation before a minor issue becomes a serious problem.

By |January 8th, 2014|Oral Health|