Periodontal Therapy Improves Your Overall Health

Your family dentists in Jupiter, FL, can help you fight periodontal disease.

Maintaining your oral health protects the health of your smile, but that’s not all. Did you know that an unhealthy mouth has been linked to an increased risk of serious diseases? According to the Mayo Clinic, when your mouth isn’t healthy, it can increase your risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and experiencing a stroke.

Fortunately, your dentist can help maintain your oral health. Dr. Steven Burman and Dr. Amanda Rodman of Burman Dental in Jupiter, FL, offer a wide range of family and general dentistry services, including periodontal therapy options to help you fight periodontal disease.

If you notice a little bleeding when you brush, floss, or eat, you may have gum disease. The good news is, gum disease can be completely reversed by regular brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist and dental hygienist.

If gum disease goes untreated, it can turn into periodontal disease, which affects the bone that supports your teeth. Your gums and bone become infected from the bacteria in the plaque that clings to your teeth. You begin to lose bone, which can cause you to lose teeth.

The bacteria also can invade other areas like your heart, your blood, and your brain, causing serious, and even deadly health conditions. Periodontal disease is often a silent condition, because you may not notice any signs or symptoms until you have a severe case.

Periodontal therapy involves a deeper cleaning, focusing on problem areas where you have lost bone, or where you have bleeding or other signs of infection. Your highly skilled dental professional will perform a thorough cleaning, in an effort to promote a healthy tissue-to-tooth attachment. Both hand instruments and high-tech ultrasonic tools may be used. Your dental professional will also show you the latest tips, tricks, and tools so you can keep up your oral health at home, between appointments.

To find out more about the importance of periodontal disease therapy and how it can improve your overall health, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Burman and Dr. Rodman of Burman Dental in Jupiter, FL, at (561) 404-4325 to protect your health!

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