Periodontology

Periodontal Health and Care in Gauteng

Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease and although this is more common amongst adults, this can also occur amongst children. It is a common myth that children cannot be affected by periodontal disease because recent studies have shown that an increasing amount of children should be educated about periodontal health and care to prevent cavities and tooth decay.

Periodontal disease and cavities causing tooth loss

The number one reason for tooth loss is periodontal disease and cavities. By identifying periodontal problems early on, you will be able to take the necessary steps in preventing tooth loss and tooth decay. Find out more about oral hygiene

Can periodontal disease cause heart disease?

Studies by the American Academy of Periodontology have proved that you are more likely to have heart disease if you have periodontal disease. People with periodontal disease usually have unhealthy gums, which means that you are more likely to have overall body inflammation.

Diabetes and Periodontal care

Did you know that diabetic patients are 4X more likely to get periodontal diseases and infections? Diabetics should take note of the effect that good periodontal health and care can have on their health. If you have diabetes and you get a periodontal infection, this could affect how your body processes insulin which means that periodontal disease will have a much bigger impact on you than other periodontal patients.

Periodontal treatment in Gauteng

Once your mouth and teeth have been evaluated at Dr Cerny’s dental clinic in Johannesburg, we will consult with you to find out exactly what your dental needs are and what the best periodontal treatment for your specific case is. Make sure that you are taking proper care of your teeth when you book an appointment with a professional dentist in Gauteng.

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