Our last blog touched on the basics of periodontal disease, the signs and symptoms, and the importance of getting any questionable areas checked out immediately. Today we’re going to discuss why a quick diagnosis of gum disease at our Charlottesville dental office is so important.
Gum disease is a condition that not only affects your mouth; it affects your entire body and overall health. Since gum disease originates in your mouth, the bacteria can be easily absorbed and transferred to other areas of your body through your bloodstream, your lungs, and even through other people. This bacteria can then contribute to several dangerous medical conditions including:
In fact, since higher blood levels of bacteria in the mouth can lead to a build-up of plaque in the carotid artery in the neck, people with periodontal disease are at double the risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke.
Although gum disease is a serious matter that can lead to dangerous medical problems, early detection and an active treatment plan can help stop it in its tracks. This makes keeping regularly scheduled appointments with your Charlottesville dentist so important.
If you’ve been experiencing any symptoms of gum disease, or if you’re due for a checkup and periodontal screening, all of us at the dental practice of Jack T. Kayton III, DDS in Charlottesville would be happy to see you and to perform an in-depth oral examination. Call 855-599-5581 to schedule your appointment with us today! We look forward to seeing you.
Dr. Kayton and all of his wonderful staff are friendly, professional, and competent. I’ve sent friends and family to them for years.
Great, pain-free dentistry, and a wonderful group of people! My teeth and gums are in better shape than they were when I was far younger, thanks to the great teamwork of Dr. Kayton and his outstanding dental technicians! Two thumbs up!
Excellent visit as always!
Dr. Kayton and his team took good care of me and did a great job. I have my beautiful smile back!
What a great experience. It’s always difficult to find a good dentist when you move to a new area. I look forward to my next visit.
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Dr. Kayton and his staff are professional, friendly, and caring people. Every experience with them has been superb. I highly recommend this practice.
I completely trusted Dr. Kayton. He offers the highest tech equipment, has the nicest staff and takes the time to make sure you understand his evaluation.
Painless dentistry. Dedicated and compassionate staff. Efficient. The most complicated dental work I have had has been done here; also the most pleasant and painless.