Gum disease is an area that we’re gradually starting to understand more about. As further research is undertaken, the clearer are the links between your gum health and your general health.
If your gums are affected by periodontal disease, there will be an area up to 20cm2 of inflamed/ulcerated tissue (about the surface area of your hand) releasing periodontal bacteria and inflammatory products into your bloodstream. This can create more generalised health problems.
The British Society of Periodontology have a short series of educational videos that are quite an eye-opener and an insight into why periodontal disease might present significant problems, in particular in relation to cardiovascular health and diabetes.
If you have been diagnosed with a periodontal condition you might find these videos useful in understanding why you should do your best to get on top of any problems.
We’re lucky to have a fabulous Hygienist/Therapist in Amy Hardisty who can carry out a wide range of periodontal treatments to help you back to good health (and you don’t even need to see a dentist to book in with her…). Just get in touch and one of our team here at Coppice View will be able to advise you on the best way forward.