Gum Disease Has Far-Reaching Effects
In addition to the impact that gum disease can have on your oral health, it can also affect your overall health. The effects of gum disease on your health can include an increased risk of serious conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Chetan Patil is a board-certified periodontist, who can help you experience the vast benefits of excellent oral healthcare.
Gum disease can allow bacteria to enter that bloodstream and affect your circulatory system.
How Does Gum Disease Impact
Other Areas of the Body?
Left untreated, gum disease can escalate to periodontal disease, which is a serious bacterial infection. At this stage, bacteria in your gum tissue can enter the bloodstream and begin to affect other areas of the body:
Studies have shown that advanced gum disease can increase your risk of respiratory infections such as pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Continuous inflammation in the gums can place constant stress on the immune system, compromising its ability to fight infections that occur elsewhere in the body.
Advanced gum disease can make you two to three times as likely to experience a stroke or heart attack.
Periodontal disease is also associated with a higher risk of:
Dr. Patil is a periodontist with an in-depth understanding of oral biology and how it impacts your overall wellbeing. His expertise can help to ensure that every aspect of your health is protected.
Your Health Is Our Priority
If you have questions about the relationship between periodontal health and overall health, or if you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, contact us online or call us today at (201) 567-7766 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Patil is a periodontist with an in-depth understanding of oral biology and how it impacts your overall wellbeing. His expertise can help to ensure that every aspect of your health is protected.