Periodontal disease is not a popular subject. In fact, most have probably not heard about it. The only information we know about Gingivitis and Plaque is what promotes toothbrush and toothpaste sales.
Periodontal disease is caused by Gingivitis and Plaque, which affects about fifty percent of the adult population in the United States. It’s a serious health issue because a person may have periodontal disease without knowing it. Others know they have it, but choose to do nothing about it.
Periodontal disease attacks the gums, the jaw bones, and teeth. It’s a progressive mouth disease caused by Gingivitis and Plaque. The gingivitis and plaque introduce a nasty bacterium called Spirochetes into the system.
Periodontal disease produces Spirochetes, a spiral bacterium. They cause inflammation, pain, and bleeding at the infected spot in the mouth. The bacterium are absorbed into the bloodstream and transported to other parts of the body resulting in additional trouble.
What is the Trouble?
Bacterium transported to other parts of the body through the bloodstream is described by Dr. William S. Neale as “the total body connection.” Dr. Neale says, “What goes on in the mouth has a significant effect on the rest of your body. Spirochetes bacterium causes many severe medical conditions.”
As bacterium travels throughout the body, it attaches to various locations, such as in a joint or the heart muscles. They attach anywhere and begin to multiply. Therefore, they become a causal factor in a range of serious diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Causing Stroke and Heart Problems
In the medical article, “Systemic Diseases Caused by Oral Infection” (Xiaojin Li, National Institutes of Health, October, 2000) suggested, periodontal disease “may affect the host’s susceptibility to systemic disease in three ways: by shared risk factors, by subgingival biofilms acting as reservoirs of gram-negative bacteria, and through the periodontium acting as a reservoir of inflammatory mediators.” In short, periodontal disease results in a situation where the body becomes more susceptible to stroke and heart disease.
What to Do?
Make an appointment today for a dental checkup. The best choice in Wichita Falls, Texas is Dr. William S. Neale. He’s a licensed periodontist who’ll be happy to check your mouth for periodontal disease while cleaning and examining your teeth.
Dr. Neale’s fantastic team has provided spectacular service for more than 25 years. No one likes going to the dentist, but Dr. Neale has a soft touch which he willingly provides to each of his clients.
Call today at (940) 322-0758 for an appointment and receive a $125 discount off your first treatment.