Gerald Regni, DMD & Associates is concerned with our patients’ overall health, not just the health of their teeth. Our dentist and his team emphasize the importance of focusing on healthy teeth for the benefit of our patients’ entire body. Learn more about the oral systemic connection in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and make an appointment at 215-351-9399.
Research has shown that there is a noticeable connection between oral health and a patient’s overall bodily health. Our practice refers to this relationship as the oral systemic connection. Many diseases that affect the teeth and gums also have a marked effect on the condition of other parts of the body. Oral and dental disease can also be linked to a variety of chronic health problems, including:
- Pregnancy complications
- Heart disease
- Headaches and chronic pain
A well-maintained, healthy mouth not only will help boost your self-esteem and increase confidence, it can help prevent more systemic complications. Oral bacteria can lead to infection throughout the body, while at the same time, more general diseases can affect the health of your mouth. Oral symptoms can be warning signs for certain health problems, such as:
- Decreased saliva
- Swelling or bleeding in gum tissue
- Bone loss
To interrupt the connection between general and oral disease, our dentist will perform a full evaluation of your oral health, using techniques developed thousands of years ago that have been adapted using 21st century technology.
If you are interested in a full evaluation and health analysis, reach out to us today!