Treating periodontal disease for Wrentham area patients
Dr. Ross Palioca is a skilled biological dentist in Wrentham who provides a variety of dental services including the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Treating periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is extremely important for maintaining oral health and wellness. It also impacts the rest of the body due to the oral systemic connection.
What is the oral systemic connection?
The oral systemic connection is the link between the health of the mouth and the health of the body. When periodontal disease impacts the mouth, the infection and inflammation can be carried through the bloodstream to other areas of the body. The infection can spread throughout the body and cause a variety of health conditions that might not otherwise occur. Some risks of periodontal disease spreading include:
- Poor digestion
- Pregnancy risks
- Reduction of natural immunity
- Increased risk of strokes
- Heart attacks
- Heart disease
- Poor immune system
- Respiratory disease
Treating periodontal disease
Treatment of periodontal disease is necessary to bring the smile back to health. The treatment chosen will greatly depend on the stage the condition has reached. The earlier stage of periodontal disease is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is a mild infection that can be reversed with a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums. Sometimes, ozone therapy may be used as well. However, if gingivitis is not treated, it can progress into the more severe stage of periodontitis for which a procedure called scaling and root planing is necessary.
Make an appointment today!
The team of Advanced Dental Practices wants to see everyone with beautiful, healthy smiles! They encourage patients to contact them for a physical evaluation and to determine if conditions such as periodontal disease are developing. If so, treatment is necessary. Contact the practice today at (508) 456-7111 or visit us at 21 East Street, Wrentham, MA.
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