Why You Shouldn’t Delay Gum Recession Treatment?
If you start to experience gum recession this is an early warning sign that you may be in the beginning stages of developing gum disease. Also, if allowed to go untreated and advance into full blown gum disease your overall health could be affected. This is because of the oral systemic connection and the fact that your oral health plays a major role in the health of your overall body. The bacteria that begin to develop in your mouth can travel through your bloodstream and spread to the rest of your entire body. The spread of this bad bacteria will overtime lead to the development of different systemic diseases such as heart disease or diabetes. In addition, to the development of oral systemic issues gum disease can lead to other issues like tooth decay, tooth loss, increased risk of infection, and partial or complete tooth loss.
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If you are experiencing symptoms of gum recession then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our office for a professional examination as soon as possible. Doing so would be beneficial because it can help you get a proper diagnosis and treatment if needed. Gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be suffering from gum disease so essentially, it’s better to be proactive because of the oral systemic connection. As previously mentioned, if allowed to advance gum recession can lead to gum disease and the bacteria that gum disease creates can spread through the bloodstream to the rest of the body. Contact us to schedule us an appointment don’t put your oral health on the backburner.
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J. Alexander Withers, DDS, MSPeriodontics & Implant Dentistry3998 Fair Ridge Drive, Suite 130Fairfax, VA 22033New Patients: 571-748-7188Current Patients: 703-273-3300