Could Gum Disease Lead To Cancer?

Could Gum Disease Lead To Cancer?

Were you aware that almost 50% of adults in America who are over 30 years of age are affected by some form of periodontal disease? With recent research out of Finland, the importance of gum health is becoming even more apparent than we once thought.

Researchers from the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital in Finland, along with researches from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have recently shown that the bacteria responsible for periodontal gum disease (Treponema denticola) may also be linked to certain cancers.

How Do I Know if I Have Gum Disease?

When it comes to periodontal gum disease, the best method for diagnosis is to visit your dentist for a routine dental examination. Although there are certain symptoms such as bad breath, swollen gums, bleeding gums and even loose teeth, most patients don’t experience these symptoms until the disease has progressed past the curable stage, gingivitis. We recommend each of our patients visit us at least every 6 months to reduce their risk of tooth decay, infections and even gum disease.

How Can I Treat My Gum Disease?

At Gentling Smiles we are proud to offer gum disease treatment which can help to cure gingivitis or manage the symptoms of gum disease. During gum disease treatment, specialized tools are used to completely clean and smoothen the teeth and teeth roots. Once cleaned, the gums have an easier time reattaching and healing properly.

Schedule Your Periodontal Gum Disease Treatment in Shoreline, WA

Want to get your periodontal disease under control? Schedule your appointment with Gentling Smiles today. We would be happy to evaluate your oral health and determine whether our Shoreline gum disease treatment is necessary.

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