Dental disease can harm more than just your oral health. If you allow dental diseases to go untreated, harmful bacteria can sometimes be released into the bloodstream. Once this occurs, rapid health decline will follow.
Gum disease, especially once it advances to periodontal disease, can have many negative effects on your overall health. In fact, gum disease and periodontitis have been shown to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. Additionally, those suffering from gum disease may also be more likely to develop coronary artery disease.
It’s important to provide Dr. Polson with your complete medical history, including any prescription medications you may currently be taking. If you have a history of heart problems or an existing heart condition, please let Dr. Polson know. These existing conditions could require a consultation with your doctor before performing certain dental procedures.
The best ways to prevent dental disease from damaging your overall health include:
To make an appointment for your regular checkup, please call Meadows Family Dental today. Our office is located in Castle Rock, Colorado.