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Syed Khalid, D.D.S., M.S.Board Certified Periodontist
4450 Baytown Central Blvd.Baytown, TX 77521281-427-5118 | 281-428-8529 fax

Syed Khalid, D.D.S., M.S.Board Certified Periodontist
4450 Baytown Central Blvd.Baytown, TX 77521281-427-5118 | 281-428-8529 fax

MOUTH-BODY CONNECTION

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Professional Periodontics and Dental Implants in Baytown

Periodontal disease leads to inflammation of the gums. This inflammatory bacteria then enters your bloodstream and travels throughout your body. Researchers have linked this process to a number of serious medical conditions. It is important to treat periodontal disease as quickly as possible to avoid the release of bacteria into your bloodstream.
"People think of gum disease in terms of their teeth, but they don't think about the fact that gum disease is a serious infection that can release bacteria into the bloodstream."
Dr. Robert Genco, editor Journal of Periodontology

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  • Heart Disease & Heart Attack

    Recent studies have shown that people with periodontal disease are 2.7 times more likely to suffer a heart attack.

  • Stroke

    Studies have also shown that people with periodontal disease are three times more likely to suffer a stroke.

  • Pre-Term Childbirth

    Women with periodontal disease are 7-8 times more likely to give birth prematurely to a low birth weight baby.

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    Diabetes

    Periodontal infection can raise blood sugar in diabetic patients. Periodontal treatment often results in a reduced need for insulin.

  • Respiratory Disease

    Periodontal infection in the mouth can be breathed in and increase the severity of such respiratory diseases as pneumonia, bronchitis, and emphysema.

Things to Keep in Mind

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Periodontal Infection Is a Medical Problem

Periodontal disease is no longer thought to be just a dental problem. Researchers are finding many correlations between periodontal infection and serious medical problems.

Your Infection Can Be Transmitted

Research using DNA testing has found that 80% of all periodontal disease comes from bacteria transmitted by a parent or spouse. Patients with periodontal disease can pass their infection along to their loved ones.


Higher Risk Patients

If you have been told you have periodontal disease (or some of its symptoms), it is vital that you seek evaluation and treatment.

Some Patients Are at Higher Risk

Patients in certain higher-risk categories (see below) should pay particular attention to any signs of periodontal disease. Patients having a personal or family history of:

Those patients have higher risk lifestyles, including Chronic stress, Smoker, Sedentary and overweight, Frequent colds, flu, etc.

The Best Option For You in Baytown, TX

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