How Gum Disease Could Impact Your Overall Health

How Gum Disease Could Impact Your Overall Health

Periodontal disease can be harmful to teeth, gum and its structure. Gum disease must be detected at the right stage and right treatment must be obtained without any delay. It does not only affect dental health but can also cause further health issues, if left untreated. It has direct Mouth-Body Connection and it can further lead to chronic health conditions.
Some of the ways with which gum disease can actually affect the overall health can be:

Diabetes

People prone to diabetes are more likely to get prone to dental issues. Additionally, any periodontal disease may increase the overall blood sugar level in the body which may lead to diabetes. By increasing the probability of serious diabetic complication, it makes it difficult to manage. It is difficult for patients of gum disease to control glucose in blood. It is thus necessary for diabetes patient to maintain proper oral health and hygiene.

Pregnancy complications

Periodontal disease is equally harmful to pregnant ladies. Pregnant ladies are more likely to get prone to gum disease and their hormone fluctuations are to be blamed for this. With infection in gum, pregnant women may face issues of premature delivery. She may also have an increased risk of preeclampsia. In case of early signs of gum disease, a pregnant woman must not delay her visit to the dentist to know better solutions.

Heart disease

People who suffer from gum disease are more likely to get prone to heart disease. This is because oral bacteria caused due to gum disease can enter the coronary arteries which can directly affect the heart health. This may also lead to swelling of arteries.

Respiratory disease

Gum disease may also cause chronic respiratory issues. The oral bacteria caused due to this issue enter directly into the respiratory tract while breathing and may cause bacterial infection. If this problem exceeds, it may also lead to worse health conditions like pneumonia, emphysema, and COPD. This is directly related to a compromised immune system and inflammation as well.

We are opening with changes to keep you safe!

We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.

Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.

Here’s what to expect:

To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:

Call the office line:

Be prepared to answer the following questions;

  • Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
  • Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
  • Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?

What we will need from you:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and be patient as we follow rigorous and mandated Covid 19 protocols including a health screening prior to your appointment. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive.
  • Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
  • Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
  • Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
  • If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.

Waiting Room:

  • Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.

What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:

  • Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
  • Hand Sanitization station-please sanitize your hands when you arrive
  • Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
  • Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
  • Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
  • All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
  • All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize before handling

The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.

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