Periodontal Disease and Chronic Respiratory Problems: The Connection

Are your chronic respiratory problems connected to gum disease? If you have untreated gum disease, this might be the case. If not the cause, it could also be exacerbating your respiratory issues, making them more difficult to manage.

Medical research continues to show a variety of risk factors associated with untreated periodontal disease (gum disease). Your gum health is directly related to a variety of health areas and if you have gum disease you have, in essence, an ongoing oral infection. That infection enters the blood stream, the digestive system, and it impacts your respiratory health, too. Roberts Family Dental in Decatur, GA can help. We regularly treat gum disease. Contact us for a gum assessment. If you have periodontal disease, we can offer treatment options and periodontal maintenance, too.

Respiratory Infections in Decatur, GA | Roberts Family Dental

Periodontal Disease and the Impact on Your Lungs

If your mouth harbors bacteria, that bacteria could continually get inhaled into the respiratory system. If you have ongoing problems with bacterial pneumonia as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), untreated gum disease could be exacerbating these problems.

Those with recurring respiratory infections who also have signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, gum sores, and gum discoloration, need to take it seriously. If it has been a while since you’ve had a gum disease assessment, contact our office. If gum disease is caught early enough, it may be reversed. If it has progressed, we can often stop it from doing further damage.

Oral health problems associated with gum disease include discomfort, pain, bleeding gums, and tooth loss. But in addition to these problems you could also be putting yourself at elevated risk for a heart attack, for a fatal stroke, and several cancers (blood, pancreas, and kidney cancer) are also going to be concerns.

Roberts Family Dental: Offering Prevention or Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Dr. Roberts and Dr. Cumberbatch continually see evidence of the mouth-body connection and would be happy to help you. We can answer your questions and offer you strategies to keep your smile healthy. If you have gum disease, we offer a variety of options tailored to your situation. If you’re simply looking to ensure that gum health doesn’t cause your overall health to deteriorate, we would be happy to help you.

Book a Gum Health Assessment in Decatur, GA

We are taking on new patients and periodontal, general, and preventative dentistry are all areas of expertise. We can also help with cosmetic and restorative dentistry areas, too. Stop periodontal disease from impacting your smile and your health by booking a gum health assessment with us at (404) 334-9542.

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