Periodontal Disease Linked to Systemic Health Problems

Friday, November 23, 2018 | 11:45 pm

Doctors today recognize that systemic problems, just like stress, can affect the body in ways not directly related to the problems the body is having. Because of this, doctors of different disciplines are working more closely together to facilitate the overall health of their patients.

Dr. Michael Yung has seen many cases of periodontal disease come through his office during his career and knows the connections this disease can have with other types of health problems that his patients might not be aware of. Once indicated, Dr. Yung refers his patients to their doctors when he believes there might be other systemic health issues involved with his patient’s oral health condition.

For many years, physicians and dentists mostly paid attention to their own respective fields. But recent studies have shown that oral health can show signs, and even complicate and adversely affect other systemic health issues. Currently, the gap between doctors in these two disciplines is quickly closing because significant findings show that periodontal disease is linked to heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, irregular pregnancies, early-term and low birth weight babies, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis.

Significant efforts have given us many advances in revealing the links between chronic inflammatory dental disease and other conditions of the body. Here is some more information on this subject:

So, as you can see, it is very important to have regular dental checkups because a deterioration in oral health may indicate bigger problems with the body that will need the attention of medical practitioners.

Michael Yung DDS is located at 696 E Colorado Blvd, Suite 224 , in Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 449-5420 or visit michaelyungdds.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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