Systemic Conditions Massapequa Park, NY

Oral Health Goes Beyond Your Smile

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Systemic Conditions Massapequa Park, NY

The Mouth-Body Connection

The effects of oral health go far beyond the appearance of your smile. Scientific research has linked certain oral concerns, like gum disease, to a number of serious systemic health conditions. At Sunrise Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we take a whole-body approach to care, especially when it comes to problems like gum disease, TMJ disorders, and snoring and sleep apnea. Treating these conditions in a timely manner offers the best chance at preserving your oral and general health, and enjoying a lasting, confident smile.

Dr. Price Discusses The Harmful Effects of Untreated Gum Disease on the Body

A Healthy Mouth, A Healthy Body

Several oral and systemic concerns have shown a mouth-body connection. Regularly scheduled dental cleanings, periodontal evaluations and exams can help identify problems early on, and better protect your health and smile from damage.

  • Heart Disease, Stroke and Certain Cancers

    Heart Disease
    Gum disease nearly doubles your risk of heart disease. Harmful oral bacteria travel through the bloodstream, increasing the chance of arterial blockages, heart attacks and strokes. The presence of gum disease in the mouth has also been linked to certain cancers, including lung, kidney, pancreatic and blood cancers. Early treatment of gum disease helps reduce your risk of developing these serious systemic conditions.
  • Diabetes

    There is a direct relationship that exists between diabetes and gum disease. Uncontrolled gum disease makes it more difficult to control blood sugar levels. In the same fashion, uncontrolled diabetes makes it more difficult to treat and maintain gum disease. Both diabetes and gum disease must be treated, monitored and well-managed for oral and systemic health.
  • Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorders

    Jaw pain signals problems involving the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Though the exact cause of TMJ disorders (TMD) remains unknown, factors like bruxism (habitual teeth grinding/clenching) often contribute to its onset. Symptoms of the conditions range from mild to debilitating, but are often relieved with occlusal splint (nightguard) therapy.
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea

    Sleep Apnea
    Perhaps the most alarming fact about sleep apnea is that many people have it, and are completely unaware. Snoring is a common sleep apnea symptom, and may be the first indication that a problem exists. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can cause a host of systemic problems if left untreated, including preventing oxygen from reaching the brain. Dr. Price can create oral appliances designed to reduce snoring and control mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea.
Bacteria in the Blood Stream

A Focus on Whole-Body Health and Quality of Life

Dr. Ryan Price is dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy smile and healthy body by putting advanced experience, training and skill to work for you. He has taken courses on the oral-systemic relationship, focusing specifically on whole-body health. We offer effective treatments to address your needs, and ultimately help you enjoy better quality living.

The Proof is in our patients

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