Periodontal disease comes in different ranges from gum inflammation to bone loss, gum shrinkage and mobile teeth, however studies have found that apart from affecting teeth and gums there is evidence that the carrying toxins and inflammation can also affect other parts of the body and encourage other conditions. Having this disease can increase the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Pneumonia, Diabetes and the possibility of complications during pregnancy.
Dental examinations check the health of not only your teeth but your gums and soft tissues which is why it is important to visit your dentist regularly to help avoid this disease progressing and lingering for long periods of time, which can result in tooth loss and/or affecting other parts of the body. Regular hygiene cleans with a hygienist is how tartar build up and plaque is removed this cleans the gum line which then allows them to heal.
Bleeding is one of the first signs of gum inflammation so if you are experiencing it or any other signs or symptoms that your are worried about, please contact us for an appointment.
For more information please click on this link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gum-disease/