Gum disease is not only miserable to deal with on it’s own, causing tender swollen gums, bleeding, and tooth loss, but it has been linked to several serious conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, and even premature birth.1
Research finds that there is a big connection between dental health and body health. Scientists have found the same pathogens were found in the arteries that were found in the mouth, and are the source of most of the lesions in the arteries and chronic inflammation.
Serene Smiles of Fredericksburg is always here to help you fight plaque build up, a major cause of gingivitis. Our office is going to utilize a dental microscope to help us treat patients with gum disease.
Patients with gum disease can have their plaque tested under the microscope to see which approach we should take, or what type of treatment is best for them. This will help us treat patients more efficiently and more effectively.
We are finding that couples sometimes have biofilm – a thin, slimy film of bacteria – that is identical to their partner. This lets us know that there might be issues of transmissibility that need to be discussed with the patient. When one partner is in the periodontal treatment, we suggest their partner and all the members of the family to consider treatment, as it is a familiar disease.
1 – https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/plaque-on-teeth