With advancements in periodontal health and medicine, dentists have discovered that the health of your mouth is intrinsically tied with your overall systemic health. Without healthy gums and teeth, your risk of other health conditions such as heart disease and cancer also increases. At RA Dental studio, we offer health services to ensure the ongoing dental health and systemic health of our patients in Marietta, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and the nearby areas.
Like gum disease, heart disease is a chronic inflammatory disease. People experiencing periodontal disease are at an increased risk of heart disease and conditions such as high blood pressure, acute coronary syndrome, or high cholesterol.
Periodontal disease can also increase the probability of coronary artery disease. Gums that are infected can be linked directly with an increased risk of reduced blood flow to the brain. The severe inflammation that is caused by gum disease can trigger a stroke.
In addition to the typical factors that are attributed to cancer such as diabetes, age, smoking, and BMI, gum disease is also a factor in many types of cancer. Plaque-based bacteria that enter the lungs can cause respiratory conditions such as pneumonia.
When a person has gum disease, they are at an increased risk of developing diabetes since the body can have a hard time maintaining the blood sugars in the presence of periodontal illness. A person with diabetes can also develop gum disease because of a weakened immune system.
Additional health concerns associated with gum disease include bad breath (Halitosis), respiratory problems, and birth and pregnancy complications.
At RA Dental Studio we are dedicated to serving our patients in the field of cosmetic dentistry and family dentistry ensuring both oral and systemic health. In addition to health services, we also offer services for your optimal dental health including porcelain veneer applications, implant-supported dentures, teeth whitening, dental bridgework, teeth extraction, root canal therapy, dental crowns, and even dermal fillers. We are pleased to provide sedation dentistry so our patients can enjoy a comfortable and relaxed visit.