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Medical Risks of Untreated Gum Disease Princeton, NJ
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Periodontal disease (gum disease) is the #1 cause of tooth loss in the United States. Unfortunately, it can also take a toll on your health. Left untreated, oral bacteria can spread through bleeding and detached gum tissues directly into your cardiovascular system. From there, they strain your immune system and make it more difficult to manage co-existing medical conditions. Scientists have even found oral bacteria wedged inside of the heart and arteries (including those around the brain).

What are some of the most common and severe conditions directly linked to gum disease? Each of the below medical diagnoses are statistically tied to periodontal infections, with more aggressive gum disease raising your rate for health problems the more severe it becomes.

Heart Disease — Oral plaque can spread to and build up inside of your arteries and heart, putting you at a greater risk of high blood pressure and a cardiovascular attack.

Stroke — Like cardiovascular disease, people with gum infections are statistically more likely to suffer from a stroke.

Pneumonia — Inhaled oral bacteria can go straight into your lungs, putting you at a higher risk for respiratory disease.

Diabetes — The more “out of control” your periodontal health is, the more likely you are to have unmanaged blood glucose levels. Treating your mouth can help stabilize blood sugar.

Reproductive Issues — Erectile dysfunction, preeclampsia, pre-term labor, low birth weight, and stillbirths are all directly linked to untreated, severe periodontal infections.

Reserve a Gum Disease Screening

Prime Dental Care performs periodontal evaluations during your exam and cleaning appointment. If you’re not sure when the last time was that you had a perio screening, contact our office today.

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417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540

(609) 688-8818

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Ms P.

My husband has been going to Dr Ma and this practice for many years and swears by them so I thought I would try it out. Very pleasant and professional with a great location and good availability, they respond to queries in a timely way and provide reminders for appointments via text which is great since some practices appear to be in the dark ages on some of the practical stuff. Everyone seems to try to ensure you have a pleasant visit (in spite of being to the dentist!) so kudos to the whole operation. Also, a lot of care has been taken to go above and beyond the requirements of hygiene during this pandemic including state-of-the-art air filtration systems.

Jay J.

Starting from reception to the assistant to the doctors they are so amazing. I have major dental anxiety and they were above and beyond sweet and nice to me. I have come back after a root canal and I can go for a run I feel that good and comfortable with them. They rock! They are awesome- I highly recommend this place

Xiao L.

I’m experiencing a very painful toothache during the COVID-19 period. Thanks for Dr. Ma’s quick response using the “teledentistry”, I got a timely and precise diagnosis without having to step out of my house. I really appreciated their help at this moment!

Zoe F.

I have been here multiple times with Maggie and Dr.Patel. Both of them are amazing and make you feel very comfortable the whole time!

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Everyone here is very friendly and is willing to help you. It is a very good experience here! Highly recommend coming here!

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Everyone there is friendly and professional. They have taken great care of me every time I’ve visited.

Elliot V.

Prime Dental care has a great friendly staff. I had a wonderful experience with my hygienist Kate, she was very thorough, professional, and kind! Dr. Ma was informative and did a wonderful job of explaining everything. Would highly recommend Prime Dental Care!

Cody M.

Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

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