Risks You Can Expect Without Preventative Dental Services
Dr. Thelam Nguyen and the team at Tansley Woods Dentistry have become trusted members of the Burlington, Ontario, community in their mission to provide preventative dentistry to residents in and around the area. It is Dr. Nguyen’s mission to spread knowledge of how best to care for dental health to his patients. Through the preventative dental services offered at Tansley Woods Dentistry, patients are experiencing better dental health than ever.
Preventative dentistry plays a massive role in your oral health. When ignored, you will always be reacting to dental health problems such as cavities or gum disease. Going to your dentist for preventative dental work will allow your dentist to identify any dental health issues before they are able to develop. What follows are some consequences that you may not realize are connected to your dental health, yet you could find yourself facing if you choose to ignore your oral health until it is too late.
Heart Disease and Stroke
When you allow gum disease to progress, it will become what is known as periodontal disease. This severe form of gum disease puts individuals at double the risk of developing heart disease. In addition, the harmful bacteria that travels from your mouth and gums into your bloodstream can cause blood clots, increasing your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Tooth loss and degenerating oral health have been linked to early memory loss in adults as well as to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. When your gum tissue becomes inflamed due to infection, it can also lead to inflammation of the brain. This can, in turn, lead to the death of brain cells.
Studies conducted are showing that about 95 percent of the adult population who suffer from diabetes also suffer from tooth loss from gum disease. This is, in large part, due to the fact that those who suffer from diabetes are immunocompromised. This leads to a higher risk of infections. Gum disease that may not be as big a deal for others can be much more serious for those with diabetes. It’s a two-way road. Those with diabetes are at a higher risk of infection, while unchecked gum disease puts individuals at higher risk for developing diabetes.
If you are interested in learning more about what preventative dental options are available to you in Burlington, Ontario, you should reach out to Dr. Thelam Nguyen today at Tansley Woods Dentistry. For an appointment, simply call (289) 273-4289 today!