Gum Disease Health

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body in Sandy, UT

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For patients suffering from infected gums, it is more important than to ever to contact Dr. Thomas Dickson about laser gum surgery in Midvale, UT. Recent studies have shown that gum disease can affect more than your oral health. The same bacteria that cause infected gums can also cause a number of serious physical Illnesses.

Heart Disease

Recent studies have shown that the link between gum disease and heart disease is more closely related than previously thought. When the Bacteria that cause infected gums enter the bloodstream, a clot-forming protein is deposited throughout the body and blocks the flow of blood to the heart and brain.

Memory

A recent study that was published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry showed that patients suffering from infected gums also had decreased memory and cognitive skills. These same patients were also likely to have restricted abilities in the areas of verbal recall and subtraction.

Diabetes

Some experts have shown evidence of a link between uncontrolled diabetes and infected gums, suggesting that gum disease may affect the body’s ability to control blood sugar levels. This means proper oral hygiene can help protect your overall health by making it easy to control diabetes.

Low Birth Weight Infants

Women with infected gums are up to seven times more likely to give birth to premature, low birth weight infants. For this reason, we suggest that expectant mothers see Dr. Dickson as part of their prenatal care to establish proper oral hygiene and ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Laser Gum Surgery in Midvale, UT

As you can see, the link between oral and physical health is strong. In order to prevent gum disease from taking over your life, early treatment is vital. Infected gums need to be treated as soon as possible to stop the bacteria from spreading throughout the body. Laser gum surgery is a quick and easy way to treat gum disease that does not result in excessive pain or lengthy recovery periods. If you are suffering from infected gums, contact Dr. Dickson to discuss your treatment options today!

Dr. Thomas R. Dickson and Dr. Lester W. Cannon, general dentists in Midvale, Utah, treat patients from Midvale, UT; Millcreek, UT; and Sandy, UT as well as the surrounding areas. Dr. Dickson and Dr. Cannon provide advanced dental treatments including the LANAP Laser Treatment for gum disease, dental implants, All-on-4, root canals, sedation, and orthodontics. Call (801) 784-1999 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online.

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