Chronic pain can harm our health, our state of mind, and our relationships(both professional and personal) over time. Starting with better diagnosis,orofacial pain is best managed non-surgically with conservative therapy. If you’re tired of temporary relief and want to resolve these issues once and for all, let our team lend a helping hand.
Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
Gum disease can raise the risk of dementia in older patients, and new research has even suggested that it may play a direct role in causing the onset of Alzheimer’s. The pathogens responsible for gum disease have been found in the brain tissue of patients with Alzheimer’s!
The relationships between diabetes and gum disease actually goes both ways. People with diabetes are more likely to develop gum disease because of their increased susceptibility to contracting infections, and gum disease can make it difficult to control blood sugar.
Chronic Respiratory Disease
Research has shown that gum disease can worsen respiratory diseases and may even play a causal role in contracting bronchitis, emphysema, and pneumonia. This is because oral bacteria can easily be drawn into the lower respiratory tract.
Recent studies have found that adults with gum disease are twice as likely as people with healthy gums to suffer a stroke. Common gum tissue bacteria has been identified in arteries and may even contribute to blockages.
The dangerous bacteria that live in your mouth when you have gum disease are capable of crossing into the bloodstream and even entering the heart, triggering inflammation that may lead to cardiovascular disease.