Saturday, 23 April 2016

Dental Gum Disease Linked to Other Health Problems

Other Health Problems from Gum Disease

Medical research has linked gum disease to life-threatening health problems such as stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Dentists are very concerned about this bacterial infection that travels through the bloodstream and affects vital organs to initiate or worsen other health problems. As the American Dental Association has estimated that over three-quarters of the adult population suffers from gum infections, this problem has reached a percentage that can qualify as a national epidemic.

Additionally, the American Academy of Periodontology reports that "Studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases."

Northside Dental Group  
David Henry, DMD 
William L. Boteler, DDS 
Thomas L. Jones, Jr., DDS 
550 East Northside Dr. 
Clinton, MS 39056  
(601) 924-1555

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