Broberg Family Dental, Austin, TX: Gum Disease and Bone Density Linked
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is linked to osteoporosis. It’s also linked to many systemic diseases. Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes; the list goes on. Early detection of osteoporosis offers the best prognosis and a gum disease assessment could be helpful in this regard. Early detection of osteoporosis often happens because a gum disease diagnosis can prompt people to have a bone density test.
Gum Disease and Bone Density
If you have osteoporosis, you need to also pay extra special attention to your gum health as your oral health can quickly decline due to bone loss in the jaw. Periodontal disease treatments can help stop oral bacteria from wreaking havoc on your health.
If you’ve had an osteoporosis diagnosis, you need to check your gum health. The reverse is also true. Bone loss can lead to tooth loss as well as a sunken in look to the face.
Get Help in Austin for Periodontal Disease: Prevention and Treatments
Prevention is the best approach to gum disease, of course, but early intervention is the next best thing. Oral diseases like gum disease that involve ongoing bacteria can impact the body’s other systems, such as the cardiovascular system, the lungs, the stomach, and even the blood can all be impacted by ongoing infections. Your immune system works hard enough as it is. Don’t put it under additional strain with ongoing oral infections.
Gum disease signs include bleeding gums, changes to the teeth (loosening teeth), gum sores, and gum sensitivity. If you’ve noticed that your gums seem to be receding this is another concern. Gum pockets can quickly grow in size and become breeding grounds for bacteria that can damage your health.
Call Broberg Family Dental at (512) 861-6045 to book an appointment for a gum disease assessment. If you have periodontitis we can offer treatment options and occasionally refer advanced cases to Austin periodontists. In addition to gum assessments and gum disease treatment we can help with dentures, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and dental emergencies.