Dentists often explain to their patients the benefits of maintaining a healthy mouth. But what happens when you develop gum disease? There are clear and inherent risks of letting this condition go untreated. If you are in the Las Vegas area, Drs. Chin may be able to help.
The bacteria associated with gingivitis causes gum disease. You may experience symptoms such as:
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Red or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
As gum disease progresses, the condition can become quite serious requiring further dental treatment, sometimes even oral surgery. However, gum disease cannot only lead to further dental problems, but it has also been associated with increasing the risk for a myriad of serious health issues.
Dentists who study the connection believe that this is due to the bacteria getting into the blood stream, causing inflammation elsewhere in the body. In the past, some research has linked gum disease to an increased risk of certain medical issues and diseases, including:
- Heart disease/cardiovascular disease
- Diabetes/complications with diabetes
- Respiratory infections
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Premature birth in pregnant women
Drs. Chin provide advanced dental care to treat gum disease, ultimately to help you enjoy great oral health and possibly to prevent future health risks. Together, they have the experience and knowledge to ensure the oral health of both you and your family.
If you are in the Las Vegas area and would like to discuss treatment for gum disease, or would like to schedule a checkup, give our office a call at (702) 445-7075. Our dentists will be happy to help you reach your dental care goals. We are proud to create dazzling smiles in the Henderson, Summerlin and surrounding Nevada areas.