Millions of germs live in your mouth. If you have bleeding gums and suffer from gum disease, open wounds in your gums allow bacteria to enter your bloodstream and circulate through your body with the potential for creating disease in other organs and bodily systems. Research has shown some links between periodontitis and heart disease, ischemic stroke, respiratory disease, head and neck cancer, kidney disease, diabetes and increased risk of pre-term delivery.
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for the majority of adults in the United States. Losing your teeth, however, is not the only danger you face. When you have periodontal disease, there is an active, living infection in your mouth. This infection releases toxins into the rest of your body through blood vessels in your mouth, causing a variety of health-related issues.
Gum disease treatment may include gum surgery, laser gum surgery (LANAP surgery) or scaling and root planing. Your Marine Park periodontist can treat all the stages of gum disease from gingivitis and bleeding gums to periodontitis
At Marine Park Periodontics & Implantology, we offer an array of dental implants options including All-On-4™ implant-supported full dentures (also known as “teeth in an hour” because they can be done in one office visit), and Teeth-in-a-Day® options. The latest in dental implants technology delivers permanent, non-removable teeth in just one day without traditional incisions or sutures (stitches) and without gum grafting or bone grafting. Your periodontist has the experience and expertise to help you find the right solution for your needs and budget.