Decatur Dentists Offer Gum Assessments and Periodontal Treatment: Don’t Let Gum Health Boost Cancer Risk

When people neglect gum disease, they put their teeth at risk but not treating gum disease can have even more risk than you might realize. Cancer is one of the many dangerous systemic links of untreated periodontal disease (gum disease.) Cancers that are associated with periodontal disease include cancer of the pancreas, blood, and the kidneys. Researchers continually find more reasons to take care of your gum health. When was your last gum disease assessment?

Decatur, GA dentists at Roberts Family Dental screen for gum disease. We can also offer treatment options, should you have periodontal disease.

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Don’t ignore your gums. In addition to brushing and flossing and regular check-ups, report any changes in your oral health to your dentist. This includes gum pain, bleeding gums, loosening teeth, or sores and discolorations of the gums.

Gum Disease and Systemic Links

Periodontal disease equates to an ongoing bacterial infection that is absorbed into your blood stream. It puts stress on your body and on your immune system. A variety of systemic links to gum disease have been found, including cancer, ulcers, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and more. Treatment to stop this bacteria is essential in protecting your smile as well as your overall health.

Treatment for Periodontal Disease at Roberts Family Dental in Decatur, GA

The best way to stop gum disease from hurting your oral health and your overall health is to prevent it. Early diagnosis offers the best chance of reversal. Deep cleanings, oral medication, and other treatments can help. Maintenance programs are also available to ensure that this destructive disease does not progress further. Your first step is a gum screening. Make an appointment with Decatur dentists at Roberts Family Dental. We can rule out periodontal disease or if it is detected, help you explore options to stop it from boosting your risk of cancer and other diseases.

Why Choose Dr. Roberts and Dr. Cumberbatch for Gum Health in Decatur?

We believe in good oral health and its connection to overall health. We’re passionate about healthy and functional smiles and prevention wherever possible. About eight out of ten Americans have some degree of periodontal health issues. Let us help you keep your smile and protect your health from the risks associated with periodontal disease. We care about patients, offer a plethora of preventative and general dentistry procedures and we can even help with smile improvements through restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well. Dr. Roberts and his team have a great reputation in the Greater Atlanta area for dentistry and we would love the chance to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Contact our office at (404) 334-9542 to book an appointment.

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