Brampton Dentist - Braydon Dental Care - Complications of periodontal disease

Gum Disease Does Affect Over All Health!

Posted by braydondentalcare on September 11, 2017 under Dental Health

Did you know that as many as 1 in 2 canadians have gingivitis that could lead to tooth loss? Are you one of them?

It is more than bad breath; it is inflammation of the gums caused by build up of plaque that could lead to periodontal disease, a serious and chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bones supporting the teeth.


There is an established, scientific link between your ORAL HEALTH and your OVERALL HEALTH: Specific associations have been made between oral health and certain chronic conditions.
Heart disease
— If you have periodontal disease, your chance of developing heart disease may jump by 19 percent.
— If you have diabetes, you may have a greater risk of developing periodontal disease. Dental hygiene and mouth-rinse/
antibiotic treatment for periodontal disease may help reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes by as much as 11 percent.
Lung disease— Patients in long-term-care facilities or hospital intensive-care units who practice good oral hygiene care may
reduce their risk of developing pneumonia by as much as 58 percent.
Preterm low birth weight (PTLBW)
— PTLBW accounts for about 80 percent of all infant deaths that occur around the time of birth and may cause long-term disabilities. Dental hygiene services for pregnant women with periodontal disease (including gingivitis) may reduce the risk of PTLBW by 50 percent.

Here at our office in Brampton, we do a detailed examination of your teeth and gums that may include x-rays. We collect the baseline data during your initial visit here at our dental office in Brampton to make a full treatment plan. During your visit you will be educated and informed on the status of your oral health, a treatment plan will be made based on your needs.

Please follow Oral Self Care Recommendations made by your Dental Hygienist:

• Floss 1x daily
• Brush 2x a day as instructed
• Use antibacterial oral rinse such as Listerine-No Alcohol 30 seconds morning and night
• Use your Tongue Cleaner to remove bacteria from your tongue after you brush
• Go for your Recommended Cleaning Appointments

The Dentist is here to DIAGNOSE any conditions related to TOOTH DECAY OR ORAL GUM DISEASE:

• Please feel free to address any questions you may have regarding your specific treatment plan
• You may ask any one of our Dental Professionals, if you have questions about your oral condition or recommendations
• Visit your Dentist regularly for check-ups
• Tooth decay if left untreated, will progress and can lead to Root Canal Treatment or Extraction (removal of tooth).