Periodontal Disease: Raising the Risk of H. Pylori and Ulcers

Dental disease is something that should be taken very seriously. Neglecting bleeding gums can lead to significant risks to your oral health and to your oral health, too. At Nashville Smile Team, we can help you prevent gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, and in doing so, it could lower your risk of related health problems, such as h. pylori and ulcers.

Some people think that mouth sores are the kinds of ulcers you can expect from dental disease like periodontitis but stomach ulcers can happen, too. Studies show an increased risk for the infection h. pylori and stomach ulcers for those, in particular, with 5 millimeter or larger gum pockets. Continually ingesting the toxins that build around large gum pockets isn’t good for your digestive system. That bacteria also continually enter the bloodstream and the respiratory system as well.

Doctors Rushing and Coulter of Nashville Smile Team want to help you avoid systemic diseases associated with gum disease and believe wholeheartedly in prevention as the best approach.

Prevention of Gum Disease:

Gum disease can best be treated if caught very early. Bleeding gums (gingivitis) can lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and systemic diseases if left untreated. Good oral hygiene helps but it’s also important to get regular screening at your twice annual dental check-up. Heredity and certain medical factors can increase your chances of gum disease, even if you have excellent oral hygiene habits.

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Other Gum Disease Systemic Links:

Ulcers, infections in the respiratory system, an increased risk for heart disease and stroke, complications with pregnancy and diabetes, and other systemic links are issues to be concerned with. Don’t neglect signs of gum disease or you could be putting your teeth and your health at risk.

Nashville Smile Team Can Help You Reduce Risk of Ulcers and Other Illnesses Associated with Periodontitis

Choosing Nashville Smile Team for your dentist means you’ll get proactive dental care and access to the latest in dental technology in our comfortable Nashville dental office. We care about patient comfort and satisfaction and would be happy to help you through a smile assessment, gum assessment, or consultation to help you ensure that gum disease treatment can lower your risk of complications from associated systemic links. Contact us for a gum assessment today at (615) 645-0663.