ABOUT GUM DISEASE
A healthy heart is essential to get through a hard day’s work, or climbing a fourteener, and even just keeping up with your kids or grandkids – all important parts of our culture here in Greeley. Healthy gums are, of course, a part of your oral health, but did you know that they also impact nearly every other system in your body – including your heart!
If you have been tuned into the news lately, you have probably caught a few facts about the connection between your oral health and your overall health. Research continuously identifies more links between periodontal gum disease and other systemic conditions.
Not only can periodontal disease lead to tooth loss, but it also dramatically impacts your overall health. This is why we place such an emphasis on helping our patients eliminate gum disease.
SOME CONDITIONS LINKED TO GUM DISEASE
DIAGNOSING GUM DISEASE
Each patient who comes to our Greeley, CO dental office will receive a periodontal evaluation to help us determine the type of dental cleaning that will work best for you. We start by looking for signs of inflammation and measuring any pocketing between your teeth and gums.
Healthy gums fit your teeth snugly and hug tightly against the base of your teeth. As gum infections develop, your gums may begin to pull away from your tooth, creating a harbor for bacteria and infection.