Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum in which causes the supporting tissues to break down. As the tissues are damaged it creates a deeper pocket around the tooth. Once someone has periodontal disease it’s not reversible, but can be controlled with proper maintenance. Dr. Sherzoy strongly believes that being treated at once for bleeding gum disease is a smart way to prevent an unhealthy smile. You may not think that Periodontal Gum Disease is fatal but indeed it is. It causes heart attacks, strokes and birth defects. The American Academy of Periodontology, explains several theories that link periodontal disease and heart disease. One theory is that oral bacteria can affect the heart when it enters the blood stream, attaching to fatty plaques in the coronary arteries (heart blood vessels) and contributing to clot formation. There is now new evidence that besides smoking, alcohol use and drug use during pregnancy can cause low birth weight, also periodontal disease is becoming a new risk factor. More research is needed to confirm how periodontal disease may affect pregnancy outcomes, but it appears periodontal disease increases levels of biological fluid that induces labor.
New Jersey residents are encouraged to contact Dr Sherzoy to learn more about Periodontal Gum Disease. A free private consultation is available. Visit http://www.bogotadentistry.com/free-visit.html to learn more about a free consultation with Dr Sherzoy. To learn more about our office visit http://bogotadentistry.com and www.dentistbergencounty.com .