A preliminary study suggests that the incidence of periodontal disease, the most advanced form of gum disease, may be 2-3 times higher than previous estimates. We find this very disturbing because only about 3% of those afflicted with gum disease seek treatment for it. Why so few? We've chatted about this at our staff meetings, and all of us believe it's because people don't understand that gum disease has long-term and potentially life-threatening implications if untreated.
Knowledge is power, and we feel the responsibility to ensure that you and all of patients in Freehold and Manalapan have it…
- Gum disease has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, lung disease, some cancers, and also to complications in pregnancy.
- It can arrive without symptoms or discomfort.
- It"s highly treatable and can sometimes be reversed.
- Regular recare visits and effective home care can halt its progression and its potential impact on your body.
How can there be a mouth-body connection? Your body is comprised of a number of different vital and interdependent systems. Your mouth is part of the digestive system, for example. If any one of these systems falters, your overall well being is in jeopardy. As science reveals more about the complex associations between them, it grows increasingly clear that healthy teeth and gums are essential to your overall health.
If it's been a while since your last appointment, please call us today, 732-298-6551.Dr. James Courey
is a New Jersey Top Dentist and is proud to care for patients from in
Manalapan, Freehold, Marlboro, Old Bridge, North Brunswick, Red Bank,
Monroe, Howell, Long Branch, Deal, Princeton, Parsippany, Short Hills,
Livingston, Robbinsville, Colts Neck, Spring Lake, Millstone, Naples FL,
State Island NY, Philadelphia PA, Manhattan and across the country.