Gum disease is far too common and potentially destructive if left untreated. Not only does it lead to disastrous consequences for your teeth and gums, but there are a number of systemic disease that are made worse by this illness. Dr. Parviz Rhoshanzamir is a general dentist in Vancouver, BC that specializes in identifying and treating this illness. We work to restore your oral health and general healthy balance of your entire body.
The Cause of Gum Disease
There are a number of contributing factors such as hereditary predisposition to the illness and diet, but the biggest problem facing most patients is poor oral hygiene. Failure to brush, floss, and go to regular cleaning appointments with your dentist, allows plaque to buildup on your teeth.
Eventually the bacteria trapped in the plaque begins to create acids that destroy the bone and soft tissues in your mouth. Infections spread, and your teeth can become loose and fall out.
The warning signs are easy to miss in the early stages, but if you notice that your gums are red and swollen, or if you have experienced bleeding while brushing your teeth, you need to get help right away.
Long Term Complications
Beyond just the damage to your mouth, excessive plaque buildup also increases your risk for other illnesses.
· Cardio vascular problems
· Certain cancers
· Respiratory infections
As your body is introduced to more toxins, your immune system must fight harder to prevent sickness. Eventually the strain on your vital organs becomes too great, and serious long-term health issues begin to develop.
How to Protect Yourself
No amount of brushing or flossing can remove plaque that has seeped down below the gum line. You need the services of a professional dentist. Laser technology and deep cleaning techniques can remove the plaque and kill harmful bacteria. In some instances, surgery may also be required.
Your dentist can tell you more about these procedures and set up a treatment plan to correct your condition. Call us at our office today at (604) 210-4722 to make an appointment with Dr. Roshanzamir.