What is the Oral-Systemic Link Between Periodontal Disease and Total Health?
In the past few years, countless studies have been published demonstrating how poor oral health is connected to systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, and even pregnancy issues. While both dental and medical professionals agree that some oral-systemic links are more well established than others, such as the link between periodontal disease and diabetes; however, the overwhelming evidence indicates just how important the health of the mouth is for the rest of the body.
At Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Broome and his team are dedicated to our patients' total wellness and provide customized treatment plans to meet each patient's specific health concerns and goals, beyond simple cosmetic dentistry.
How Does Periodontal Disease Impact General Health?
While a variety of oral health conditions can have consequences for the rest of the body, one of the most serious conditions that threaten overall health is periodontal disease. Gum disease, such as gingivitis or periodontitis, is a bacterial infection that can spread to the rest of the body without any immediate signs or symptoms.
For example, researchers have identified a clear link between gum disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer because the inflammation of the gums caused by the immune system's natural reaction to infection can cause an increase in inflammation throughout the body. People with some form of periodontal disease have been found to be at least twice as likely to suffer from a cardiovascular disease or heart attack than those with the disease.
The bacteria that cause periodontal disease can also spread to other parts of the body, contributing to the damaging affects of osteoarthritis, diabetes, as well as causing complications during pregnancy. It has been found that women with periodontal disease may be more at risk of premature delivery or low-birth weight than women with healthy gums.
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Such a great vibe with a supportive environment including but not limited to a wealth of knowledge, expert customer service and compassion for the service provided. I was treated like a great friend of the family while visiting the office for consultation.
Everyone is really friendly and glad to answer a million questions (because that’s about how many I asked). The environment is comfy, even as someone who hates the dentist office this experience was pretty pleasant for me.
Dr. Broome and his staff are personable and professional. They are genuinely concerned about creating a pleasant and comfortable environment for you at each visit. Everyone in the office is experienced and knowledgeable. They were highly recommended to me and exceeded all my expectations! Whether your goals are to improve or maintain your dental care, have dental work performed and without fear or seek cosmetic dentistry, you will not be disappointed with Dr. Broome and his great staff!
The comfort and care that is extended to the patient tops the charts. I couldn’t ask for a better place to go for dental care. Exceptional one on one during your first visit. I will recommend this practice to all of my friends.
Dr. Broome is exceptional – he is very detailed oriented, genuinely cares and has always put my needs at the forefront of every visit! The staff is amazing. I find them to be personable, courteous, friendly and extremely professional!! Everyone makes you feel comfortable and takes a personal interest in you. I highly recommend Dr. Broome and his staff for any dental needs that you have!
From the moment you step in the door you are completely at ease. Dr. Broome and his staff are so patient and listen to all of your worries and concerns. They answer any questions and explain the entire process in detail. This has been the most amazing dental experience I have ever had
Dr. Broome and his staff are amazing at what they do! I had four of my teeth replaced with implants after I was in an accident, and they look amazing! I could not be happier with the work and service I received!
I needed a ton of “help” because of how long I let dental problems slide. They came up with a plan that took finances and my own comfort into account. Now, I smile in public. I speak clearer because I am not subconsciously hiding my teeth. I eat better, because now I can. My overall health is better as a result and that is showing in my everyday life.
Dr Broome and his team pay close attention to detail and make every effort to make their patients as comfortable as possible.Dr Broome is constantly getting educated on the cutting edge techniques and innovations in dentistry. They take excellent care of me!
The perfect environment for dental services. The super friendly and professional staff make you feel at ease. They always have the newest technology to make treatments and maintenance easy. I have been going here for many years and highly recommend them!
I cracked a tooth yesterday and when I was told I needed a crown I just wanted to run. I was expecting some pain or discomfort but absolutely none! I simply relaxed and enjoyed the headphones with spa music, warm blanket, comfy dental chair and absolutely fantastic dental team!
Thank you Dr. Broom and his staff! I am overwhelmed by your compassion, care and amazing talent! Special thanks to Laney, you have “held” my hand every step of the way. Heather my heartfelt thanks for your amazing and loving care!
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