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Do other health issues link to gum disease?

If you do any reading about oral health and medicine, it is likely you have heard about the link between gum disease and a host of other systemic conditions. Here are some examples of diseases that have a link to gum disease:

  • Heart disease
  • DiabetesDental Cleaning | Periodontal Treatment Madera CA
  • Cancer (especially esophageal, gallbladder, and pancreatic)
  • Erectile dysfunction (due to reduced testosterone)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

A recent study by Johns Hopkins has discovered the link between rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease. It turns out that the two conditions share a common bacterium, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans.

This is why it is essential to seek periodontal treatment in our Madera dental office if you see the typical signs of gum disease.

  • Bleeding gums
  • Sensitivity
  • Gum recession
  • Bad breath
  • Mobile teeth
  • Inflammation

While much is still needed to fully understand the link between gum disease and systemic health conditions, we do know that healthy gums are an essential part of a healthy body.

We offer comfortable periodontal treatment in Madera. Dr. Jason Keledjian and our hygiene team will help you get back on track to optimum health and a beautiful smile. Contact our office by either calling (559) 673-2257 or by sending us an email today.