Holistic dentists resolve far-reaching effects of gum disease in Calgary

As a practice that helps you enjoy living well by emphasising the health of the body and not just the teeth and gums, consideration and treatment of the effects of gum disease in Calgary are approached from a holistic perspective.

Avoiding the oral health effects

Gum disease is a progressive condition that starts as gingivitis. Untreated early-stage gum disease can progress and become periodontitis. Patients with gingivitis can prevent inflammation from getting worse, and they can even reverse damage such as bad breath and tender, swollen gums.

The issue is gingivitis often doesn’t cause any symptoms. You may falsely think your mouth is healthy, and by the time you visit Drs. Robertson and Redd with symptoms such as pain and bleeding, gingivitis may have already progressed. This characteristic makes it important to keep recall appointments with your dentist, so he can monitor the health of your gums and detect problems only professionals can see.

The effects of periodontitis can’t be reversed and generally include:

  • Uneven spacing between teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Poor bite

Resolve gum disease, restore whole-body health

Pain and other symptoms of periodontitis can overrun your life. You may be unable to concentrate at work or school, or sleep comfortably.

If disease has affected your appearance, you may withdraw from social situations or feel depressed or anxious about how you look and what others think of you. Chewing may be so uncomfortable that you avoid meals. Nutrition suffers. As you lose weight, more problems arise that affect digestion, bone strength, cognition, and nerve and skin health.

Researchers are making more discoveries about the links between periodontitis and medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, and pneumonia.

These problems are often preventable by partnering with your dentists in Calgary, Drs. Robertson and Redd. Call (855) 316-7161 to schedule your appointment.

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