You may already know that the human body needs balance in order to be healthy. Research has shown that the immune system is an intricate network that can be thrown off balance when any part of the body is not functioning properly.
Your mouth, as a part of your body, must also be healthy in order to preserve the delicate balance of the immune system. Our experienced dentist at Fielder Park Dental understand this philosophy and strive to partner with you in protecting your oral health. In turn, your overall health can be improved.
Gingivitis, characterized by inflammation of the gum tissue, is an infection that can threaten your overall health. When the bacteria that are found in plaque are allowed to accumulate at the gumline, they immediately begin to release toxic byproducts that are harmful to the gum tissue. As the bacteria begin to mature, their toxic byproducts are also harmful to the underlying hard tissue such as the jaw bone.
It is with this chain-reaction that periodontal disease develops. At advanced stages, eventual tooth loss and other health problems are the result. The damage from unaddressed gingivitis and periodontal disease are irreversible. Heeding the advice of your dentist is the best way to prevent the damage before it starts.
Thorough brushing and flossing is the first line of defense. Failure to completely remove bacterial plaque will result in the classic symptoms of gingivitis: bleeding, tenderness, and redness.
It takes daily and diligent effort to prevent gingivitis and other forms of gum disease, but the reward for good oral hygiene is immeasurable. Reducing inflammation anywhere in your body directly reduces the level of stress on your immune system. As we all know, any portion of our body functions at a higher level when the burden of stress is removed or reduced.
Contact our Arlington TX dental team today for a thorough evaluation. If you are diagnosed with gingivitis, help is available. Today’s treatment options are virtually painless and simple. Protect your health by calling 817-275-4817 and scheduling your appointment today.