When we say dental health it implies oral care which is important to maintain healthy teeth, gums and tongue. Oral problems such as bad breath, dry mouth, canker or cold sores, TMD, tooth decay, or thrush are different problems treated by specialist with proper diagnosis and care.
According to research, periodontal disease is closely associated with several other diseases. It is a fact that there is invincible relationship between dental health and overall health. Since some time it was presumed that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease in the body, however some of the recent research has established a definite relation between inflammation that the most noticeable symptom of periodontal disease to other severe health issues. Therefore, experts insist on treating inflammation which can only help manage periodontal diseases but can also help control other chronic inflammatory conditions.
Dental health is closely connected with diabetes and heart conditions cancer, and more. In fact the condition of your mouth is closely tied to your overall health. Therefore, taking care of your teeth is not limited to good breath and a nice smile it has a deeper connect. Recent research has established a number of links between oral health and overall health.
When you connect Oral Health and Diabetes doctors are of the opinion that type 2 diabetics have an increased incidence of periodontitis, or gum disease. It is found that people who had higher levels of periodontal disease had a twofold risk of developing type 2 diabetes over that time period compared to people with low levels or no gum disease.
As said earlier there is a definite role of Oral Health to the heart conditions and connection between poor oral health and cardiovascular conditions is widely recognized. It is often found that there is an independent relationship between gum disease and heart disease. It is possible that “Bad” bacteria from an infected mouth stick inside blood vessels, ultimately causing dangerous blockages.
Pregnant women suffering from gum disease are at risk because gum infections stem from the fluctuating hormone levels that come with pregnancy and neglect can prove costly. Developing gum disease in pregnancy can lead to preterm birth, and low birth weight.
There is an established link between poor oral health and pneumonia. Research points out that even in a healthy mouth there is lots of bacteria, but bacteria in unhealthy mouth can get aspirated into the lungs, leading to pneumonia or aggravating conditions like COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
Last but not least there is a link between pancreatic cancer and gum disease. According to study it may be because of systemic inflammation or increased levels of carcinogenic compounds produced in the infected mouth.
Dr. Sam Khoury, D.D.S., M.S. Diplomate-American Board of Periodontology has specialization in Periodontics and received his Master of Science Degree (MS), his Periodontal Degree and his Advanced Anesthesia training from the Ohio State University. His professional passions include minimally invasive surgical treatment using Piezo Surgery for Dental Implants, and 3D Guided Surgery for dental implant based reconstruction. He has vast experience with complex cases needing specialty care, be it full mouth reconstruction, All on Four cases and bone regeneration.
Everyone deserves a healthy, brilliant smile – and Dental Implant Surgeons, P.C. is committed to making that happen with the mutual care and treatment of Drs. Sam Khoury and Juan Carlos Cabrera.
We believe that teamwork is the ultimate way for comprehensive patient care. Drs. Khoury & Cabrera utilize the latest in cutting edge technology, such as the PiezoSurgery, Guided Dental Implant Surgery and also perform clinical studies on regeneration of bone. Finally, for patient comfort, they both utilize IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry) and controlled delivery of local anesthesia with the Wand anesthesia machine.
We welcome your patients to our office and trust that they will be highly cared for.