New Risks Associated with Gum Disease

The Woodlands and Houston, TX

When left untreated, gum disease can result in oral health issues including:

  • Tooth shifting
  • Tooth loss
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Bone necrosis

This common oral health issue has also been linked to an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, complications with pregnancy, and various respiratory illnesses.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease in The Woodlands, call general dentist Dr. Scott Young at (281) 367-5559 to schedule a periodontal evaluation today.

New research has found that gum disease may be linked to increased risks for:

  • Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart infection and disease

Knowing these risks exists makes it even more important to watch for signs of gum disease and take swift action as soon as they appear.

It is estimated that 90 percent of Americans suffer from gingivitis. When treated by an experienced general dentist at this stage, gum disease is often responsive to enhanced cleanings are prescription mouthwash. When left to progress however, this common disease can pose serious oral and systemic health problems.

To schedule your next appointment with Dr. Young, please contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry today. Our general dentist serves The Woodlands, Houston, and surrounding areas of Texas.

Tags: Gum Disease

By |March 3rd, 2015|Oral Health|