Oral Disease Issues
Oral disease can be very scary. Having poor dental health may be making you worried. If you believe you have an oral disease, you should seek treatment. In the meantime, here are a few oral disease issues that our Amherst office can treat.
Oral Disease Issues | Gum Disease
Gum disease can set in when your gums start reacting to plaque buildup on the surface of the teeth. When gum disease emerges, you can expect your gums to become red and swollen, and they may begin to bleed easily. If this is not corrected, gum disease can lead to periodontitis, which is when the bone below or above the teeth starts to be affected.
Oral Disease Issues | Periodontal Disease
Periodontitis is a gingival disease that affects both the gums and the bone. The condition starts out as gingivitis, which is largely limited to inflammation of the gums. This disease can progress, becoming periodontitis, and beginning to dissolve the bone around the roots of the teeth. That’s the number one cause of people losing their teeth and they end up with dentures. If you notice inflammation of the gums, turning red and swollen, you should let your dentist know right away.
Oral Disease Issues | Bad Oral Health
Though the teeth, the tongue, and the mouth make up only a small part of the body, an issue with any of them can influence your health. A recent study found a definitive connection between oral health disease and heart disease and stroke. According to the results of the study, the plaque that builds up around the teeth or due to gingivitis can release bacteria into the bloodstream. This bacteria in turn travels to the heart and can cause a blockage.
If are worried about oral disease, please call our Amherst dentist office to receive a free consultation with Dr. Hamill DDS to address your concerns.