Gum disease is a problem that many people do not realize they have. Avoiding treatment for gum problems could lead to a host of other issues including problems that extend beyond your mouth and teeth. Dr. Shahram Moghaddam is a dentist who can help you get relief from gum disease in Framingham, MA. Not only could gum disease treatment give your oral health a boost, it could also help you avoid some potentially other serious health issues. Here are some things gum disease may be associated with.
The most common complication with serious gum disease is tooth loss. Over time, gum disease could lead to periodontal disease and receding gums. This could cause your teeth to loosen and eventually fall out. Instead, you should focus on ways to prevent your gums from being unhealthy with a treatment from Dr. Moghaddam.
Infection and Inflammation
Swollen, diseased gums may also lead to more instances of infection and inflammation in the oral cavity. Tooth infections, abscesses and severe gum infections may be more likely if you have untreated gum disease. If your gums already feel tender to the touch, it may be time to schedule an appointment.
Risk of Heart Disease
Some studies have found a link between gum disease and an increased risk of heart disease. The reason why may be related to the higher risk of inflammation that comes with gum disease. It is essential to take care of a potential case of gum disease to avoid further complications.
Potential for Blood Sugar Problems
Studies have also found a possible link between gum disease and blood sugar problems. If you are a diabetic, you should work with Dr. Moghaddam at Comfort Dental in Framingham, MA to get your gum problems under control so you can avoid potential issues with your blood sugar. This could be as simple as creating a better oral hygiene routine.
We can help you get your gum disease under control. Contact us to find out about treatment options or to schedule an appointment.