Welcome, Dr. Lee Morrow & patients! We are so glad to have you as part of our family.
I previously talked about how periodontal disease can reach below your gum line and attack the bone structure of your mouth. Dentists see this every day and know just how serious this disease can be. It is important for me to make my patients aware and keep them informed of what is happening and why regular dental visits are so important to not only their oral health but their overall health as well.
New studies have shown that gum disease can be damaging not only to the bones in your mouth but your whole body as well. The bacteria that causes the inflammation of your gums can, in fact, speed up the development of rheumatoid arthritis. Along with speeding up the progression of rheumatoid arthritis, these bacteria can add to increased tissue damage of your bones and cartilage.
Studies have also indicated that periodontal disease is at least two times more prevalent in rheumatoid arthritis patients. For more information on the research involving the gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis link, visit Perio.org.
We have helped many patients in Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, and Akron to recognize the symptoms of gum disease. Some of those symptoms are:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please make plans to schedule an appointment today.