Scheduling regular examinations by our periodontist at Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC is a vital part of protecting your oral health. Periodontal disease can wreak havoc with your gums, which are responsible for providing a healthy foundation for your teeth.
It's important to note that if you’re a man, the incidence of gum disease is significantly higher for men, at over 56 percent compared with about 38 percent among women. And that means it’s even more critical that men take special care of their gums, because periodontal disease has been linked to a number of serious health risks that go far beyond the mouth.
Here are some of the conditions linked to gum disease, according to the American Academy of Periodontology:
Know the signs of periodontal disease:
Gum disease is treatable, especially in its early stages, by our specialist Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC. We urge our patients, especially the men, to schedule regular visits to guard against inflammation that can lead to serious health risks. Please contact us today for an appointment.
By Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC
October 30, 2023