Periodontal Disease and Respiratory Disease
Any type of respiratory disease is dangerous and in some cases life-threatening. Having periodontal disease at the same time can significantly increase the impact of the respiratory illness. It can also increase the incidence of additional problems a person may face.
Periodontal disease has been linked as a causal factor in such conditions as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. It also creates significant medical challenges of its own. One can experience a degenerating jawbone, loss of teeth, and receding gums. In concert with other medical conditions, periodontal disease can put an unbelievable strain on the body’s immune system by allowing entry of even more microorganisms and viruses that can attack the body.
How Does Periodontal Disease Affect Respiratory Diseases?
Respiratory diseases may be caused by the ingestion of bacteria-laden drops of moisture from the mouth into the lungs. These ingested bacteria colonize the lower reaches of the lungs creating the opportunity for pneumonia and other respiratory problems.
As well, people with respiratory problems typically are exposed to a stressed or low-functioning immune system. This encourages a much faster build-up of periodontal disease which can aggressively attack the gums and teeth. The result is even greater stress on the immune system and greater opportunity for bacterial infection in the lungs.
The impact of periodontal disease on respiratory diseases cannot be overstated. Neither can the case of respiratory infection and a weak immune system.
What to Do?
With any good health program, a person should incorporate a dental checkup including an examination for periodontal disease at least twice per year. In cases of respiratory infections, this schedule should be increased. Dr. William S. Neale, a dental specialist in periodontal disease, is waiting to hear from you.
Dr. Neale, DDS, MA, of Wichita Falls, Texas, has taken an additional three years of dental specialty training in periodontal dentistry. The additional training is recognized by the American Dental Association as a requirement to examine and treat periodontal disease. Therefore, Dr. Neale is able to effectively treat periodontal disease. Not just any dentist is trained to recognize and treat this disease.
Don’t delay. Periodontal disease can affect you in so many ways. It can destroy your gums, your jawbone, and cause the loss of your teeth. More than 50% of the population of the United States has periodontal disease. Many don’t know it’s there until it’s too late. Knowing you have the disease is more critical when one has a respiratory illness.
Don’t delay. Contact Dr. William S. Neale today by clicking on the Contact Form or call his office at (940) 322-0758. There’s no excuse for not calling. You get a great price on your first consultation, and you can join the hundreds of happy customers who have been treated by Dr. Neale, Wichita Falls, Texas dental specialist in periodontal disease.
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