Dangers of Gum Disease - Thousand Oaks, CA

Gum Disease Dangers

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Recognizing Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of plaque and bacteria. It causes deep pockets between the gums and the teeth which store this bacteria, but it also causes the gums to recede and the bone to deteriorate. This combination allows bacteria to access your bloodstream directly and circulate throughout your body. Many studies are currently being done to investigate the effect this has on your overall health. There is some evidence that gum disease can cause or exacerbate a number of serious illnesses, including the following:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Premature delivery or low weight babies
  • Dementia and memory loss
  • Certain cancers, including those of the pancreas, head, and neck

How Bacteria Spreads in the Bloodstream

If you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease in Thousand Oaks, CA, contact Dr. Subka to schedule an appointment.

It is critical to seek treatment when experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease, including loose teeth, red and puffy gums, and gums that bleed easily or frequently.
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Loose Teeth and Periodontal Disease in Thousand Oaks, CA

Periodontal disease also has a very significant effect on the health of your mouth. It destroys the connection between the teeth, gums, and bone, causing loose teeth which may require extraction by Dr. Jacqueline Subka. Loose teeth can be very difficult to chew with and can cause pain or discomfort. Loose and missing teeth can seriously diminish the quality of your life. It is very important to give proper attention to oral hygiene and to promptly treat gum disease.

Regular brushing and flossing help to keep the disease causing plaque and bacteria from damaging the gums and teeth. Inevitably, some plaque buildup is formed in the course of a few months which cannot be effectively cleaned by home care alone, so it is also important to maintain regular dental cleanings.

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