Gum Disease Treatment & Gingivitis Prevention in Century City - Whole Body Connection
Our Los Angeles dental team, care about your gum health. We believe good brushing and flossing is not just a key component in taking care of your oral health but is also intimately linked to your overall general health. Infections in the mouth can spread to other parts of the body or cause side effects compromising other areas of the body. Taking care of your gums can prevent many diseases from ultimately impacting your life.
As a seasoned and caring LA dental team, we are interested in improving every aspect of our patient’s health by providing the best in dental care. Our comprehensive cleanings, screenings, treatments, and oral hygiene recommendations are designed to effectively address gum health.
How is Gum Health Related to Heart Disease and Respiratory Health
Dr. Richard Silvera is able to identify and address chronic dental conditions, such as gum disease (gingivitis), and periodontal disease which have a far-reaching impact on your overall well-being. Gum diseases impact other aspects of a person’s health, including:
• Heart Health – Researchers suggest that heart attack and strokes can be linked to gum disease however, the jury is still out on exactly what about gum disease causes coronary disease. One fact is true - Infection in the mouth enters the bloodstream through the gums. Some researchers note that some of the same bacteria in diseased gums is also found in deposits creating a clogged artery. Another theory explains that the body’s natural defense to gum disease causes gum swelling. This same natural defense could be causing cells to swell creating the ideal groundwork for blood clots to form. One thing is clear – Doctors and Scientists alike do see a link between bad oral health and heart disease.
• Lungs – Gum disease is also connected with respiratory infections, such as pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
• Diet and Nutrition – The tenderness and pain that comes with aggressive and chronic periodontal disease may cause a change in eating habits, affecting biting pressure and function. This can lead to poor nutrition and further health problems.
Cleanings and Prevention
Our Los Angeles dentist Dr. Silvera teaches patients on the importance of effective and regular teeth and gum cleaning. A clean and healthy mouth translates to a clean and healthier you. In between your twice yearly professional cleanings with Dr. Silvera it is important to remember to brush twice daily preferably using fluoridated toothpaste, and be sure to floss at least once a day too.
Ready to Get your Oral Health on Track?
Contact Century City Dental Associates to make an appointment. We offer multiple in-office periodontal treatments to help our patients get gum healthy. From Perio cleanings and fluoride treatments to oral cancer screenings, our Los Angeles patients receive the help they need to keep their mouths healthy and contributing to their whole body health!