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Periodontal Disease: What You Need to Know About Your Risk

May 20, 2014

Shutterstock Perio HealthWhen most people think of gum disease, the first things that come to mind are typically along the lines of increased sensitivity, bleeding after you floss, and a receding gum line. Though these are certainly considerable complications of periodontal disease, there are even more serious issues linked to this common condition that many patients don’t realize exist. At the Rocky Hill, CT office of Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski, our team offers a variety of general and preventive dentistry services, including periodontal therapy, helping our patients reduce their risk of many potentially debilitating health concerns.

The Mouth Body Connection

The systemic link between oral health and overall physical wellness has been studied extensively, particularly over the past decade. Medical science and innumerable clinical studies have shown that untreated periodontal disease is linked to conditions like high blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension, hear t disease, stroke, pancreatic cancer, dementia, and complications during pregnancy. In fact, women who have gum disease have been found to be considerably more likely to deliver preterm, low birth weight babies than women who have healthy gums and teeth.

Fortunately, periodontal therapy at Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD can help you drastically reduce your chances of suffering from these and other related complications. At our warm, welcoming office, we want to help you achieve a smile that is as healthy as it is beautiful.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you or anyone in your family has exhibited any of the signs of gum disease – including red or swollen gums, bleeding, gum recession, or even loosened teeth – contact our office in Rocky Hill, CT today and schedule your appointment. We can’t wait to show you what a difference our commitment to your oral health and satisfaction can make in your life. Our conveniently located practice happily serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas in Hartford, Cromwell, Newington, Wethersfield, Berlin, and beyond.

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