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July 18, 2014

Understanding and Treating Periodontal Disease in Owasso, OK

Shutterstock Health Body PerioGum disease is one of the most common oral health problems in our country today, and it is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. At Drake & Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Gene Drake and Dr. Jayson Voto provide patients from throughout the Owasso, OK area with comprehensive general and preventive care, including periodontal disease therapy.

The Importance of Gum Disease Treatment

While gum disease is most widely known for its ability to contribute to bad breath and even tooth loss, the fact is that there are a variety of other health issues directly connected to periodontal disease. The bacteria that cause the inflammation of gingival tissue can travel through the bloodstream to other areas of the body, wreaking havoc as they do. Scientific and medical research have proven a direct correlation between untreated periodontal disease and the following systemic health conditions:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Respiratory illness
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Complications in patients with diabetes
  • Low birth weight and premature birth in mothers with gum disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Fortunately, timely treatment of periodontal disease can help to drastically diminish your chances of suffering from these potentially serious health problems. Our team wants to help you obtain the gorgeous, healthy smile of your dreams, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding periodontal therapy and our other preventive dentistry services.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Do you experience gum pain or sensitivity when you brush and/or floss your teeth? Perhaps your gums are swollen and bleed on a regular basis. If you suffer from any of the common symptoms of gum disease, the time to act is now before the condition worsens. Contact our office in Owasso, OK today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Drake and Dr. Voto, and begin your journey toward a healthier mouth and a healthier body overall. Our state-of-the-art dental practice proudly serves families from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Tulsa, Collinsville, Sperry, Skiatook, Claremore, and more.

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