If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, the open wounds in your gums allow bacteria to enter your bloodstream and circulate throughout the body. When bacteria enters the body in this way, it can relocate to other parts of the body and has the potential to create disease in organs and internal systems.
There is still a lot of research being done to determine whether there is a definitive link between periodontal disease and other systemic illnesses. While results are inconclusive at this time, research has shown some links between gum disease and heart disease, respiratory disease, kidney disease, and diabetes.
If you have gum disease, you may be at an increased risk for developing a number of health problems over the course of your lifetime. Taking good care of your oral health could prevent a number of diseases and health issues related to infection in the body.
Treating Bleeding Gums with the Periodontists for Altamonte Springs, FL
Bleeding gums are one of the many signs of the early stages of gum disease, and treating bleeding gums may require laser gum surgery. If you do have gum disease, you need to remember that there is a living infection in your mouth and this infection could release toxins into the entire body.
Treating bleeding gums with a laser gum surgery that kills bacteria within the gum tissue and promotes healing can restore your mouth to a healthier state. Our periodontists in Altamonte Springs, FL use the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) for the treatment of gum disease. This laser procedure can eradicate bleeding gums and other symptoms of gum disease, such as bad breath and inflammation of the gums.
Looking for bleeding gums and gum disease treatment options? Call Dr. Horvat, and Dr. Cohen and the team at Periodontics & Implant Dentistry for your consultation!